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THE 






^ANNUAL REPORT-.:' 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, 



AND 



FINANCIAL CONDITION, 



OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



MADE 



ARCH 1 , 1856. 



LYNN: 

LYNN NEWS PRESS— J. F. KIMBALL 

1856, 



J 



ANNUAL REPORT. 



CURRENT EXPENSES. 

Paid J. F. Kimball & Co., printing town 

report, 1855, $20 00 

Joseph Farley, writing and expenses, 5 00 

George Willett, express, 6 82 

Fred'c Mitchell, land rent, engine houses, 6 00 
Josiah Lord, 3d, repairs on Town House 4 62 
Lewis & Ordway, do. 2 33 

Richard Sutton, expenses liquor store, 2 88 
John Lane, land rent, engine house, G 00 

N. E. P. U. Div. 631, oil for engines, 74 

Thos. D. Gould, oiling and cleaning hose, 2 00 
Engine men for services, 1854, 234 00 

Russell & Nourse, house for life boat, 126 07 
Gilbert Conant, cedar posts for do. 3 20 

Win. Wade, privy for High School, 19 50 

D. W. Lawrence, liquors, 165 9 G 

John H. Dunnels, labor on engines, 8 00 

Wni. F. Conant, w r ood for Town House, 16 00 
Florence McMahon, sawing do. 4 00 

Thomas Morley, painting engines, 12 50 

Asher Blake, town clock, care & rep'rs, 25 00 
Wm. G. Brown, horse hire, school com. 4 75 
Isaiah Rogers, boat for selectmen, 25 

A. D. & N. R. Wait, oil for engines, 1 50 

N. E. P. U. Div. do. 25 

Jacob B. Tenney, horse hire, sch. com. 2 50 
do do.. selectmen, 6 00 

Asher Blake, notifying town meetings, 5 00 
Aaron Sweet, taking census, 24 00 

do. perambulating town lines, &c. 6 00 
Frederic Mitchell, do. 13 00 

Joseph Farley, do. 8 00 

do. taking census, 24 00 

Geo. Haskell, committee, legislature, 33 00 
Stephen Coburn, postage, 1 55 

Levi Lord, land rent for ladder box, 1 50 

Register of deeds, 1 00 

Amount carried forward, $802 92 



Amount brought forward^ 91 

Paid Daniel Cogswell, Rtal 

• »il, lamps, & c. t«. 
8 rd, 

use, L 75 
II, horpp l»i ■■nut ii, 1 

WBL T. \' I rill, Ma. J. null! 1 ''■ 75 

Willett'i - ip 
Aaron S 

; 65 

l ; l.\ 1 1« i 

< )il, lamps, and <• ' S7& lfl 

Repairs and fuel for > 

House for lifi i-"' 27 

High School, 

Census, 

Comi 

Towncl 

Perambulating ton d 

Fire department, " ' 

Liquor ag< nc} . 1 > " 1 1. l<*,s s l 

Travel and horse hir ;tmen, treas- I . a »* 

nrer, and school commit! > 

Annual 
Miscellane 81 



FEES VM) SALARIES. 

Raid Daniel Fits, school commiti 1 75 

Joseph Spiller, notifying meetin 6 50 

do. mdance m lYnn"n. 185 1, 6 "" 

Kich'd Sutton, liquor agent, 1-4 salary, 7."' 00 
Joseph E. Bomer, school eommitt< . 25 00 
Joseph Spiller, attending town meetings, 2 00 
Stephen Baker, do. and notifying do. 7 00 

do. ringing bell to Apr. 1, '55, 8 33 

Joseph Farley, assessor, &c ' 00 

Frederic Mitchell. do. 25 00 

Aaron Sweet, do. 25 00 

William Henderson, notifying meetings, 11 00 
William T. Averill, treasurer, 125 00 

John A. Newman, clerk, 25 00 

Aaron Sweet, 25 00 

Frederic Mitchell, 25 00 

Amount carried forward, $462 58 






6 



Amount firo ugh t fo rw ard, 
Paid Joseph Farley, 

Daniel Clarke, return of deaths, 
Stephen Baker, do. 

do. police officer, 

Joseph Spiller, attendance, town house, 
John A. Newman, recording births, ) 
marriages, and deaths, &c. ) 
Wm. Haskell, liquor agent, 1-2 year, 



$462 58 


50 00 


80 


2 60 


12 75 


, 8 00 


25 20 


70 00 



$631 93 



RECAPITULATION. 

Selectmen, 

Treasurer, 

Clerk, 

'School committee, 

Liquor agents, 

■Constables and police officers, &c. 

Returning births, &c. 

Ringing bell, 



$200 00 


125 00 


25 00 


46 75 


145 00 


53 25 


28 60 


8 33 



$631 93 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

Paid Tristram Brown, blasting rock, $1 50 

Wm. Leatherland, removing wall, 5 00 

John Brown, clearing snow, 3 85 
Jos. Farley, expenses before com's'ners, 1 85 

Gilbert Conant, making 200 rods road, 400 00 

do. fence and surveying, 9 00 

. Eben. Fall, repairing bridge, 5 00 

James Gwinn, removing wall, 40 00 

Tristram Brown, jr., labor on bridge, 1 75 

G. & D. Norton, repair'g Argilia road, 480 00 

David Berry, building and grading) ^^ aq 

245 rods road, ) 

do. extra work on do. 7 60 

Eben. Lord, fenc'g 286 rods P. S. road, 400 00 

Asa P. Stone, labor and team, 4 67 

Ira Worcester, clearing snow, 6 25 

do. mak'g road to gravel pit, 25 00 

Wm. F. Conant, repairs on turnpike, 25 00 

Thomas Wildes, laying drain, 1 75 
Joseph Farley, services, horse hire, etc. 23 50 

Frederic Mitchell, do. 12 50 

Amount carried forward^ $1,946 62 



Amount /-/ ./-</, 

1 aid Aaron 8 do. 

Kb p, plan of brid l 

J. F. Kimball, ndve | oo 

Hi 

RaoseU & Ji .. i 

. 
William F. Conant, ! 1 teaming, 1 

\ I 11, sun 

J. Gtwinn and J. K. ( ipm i . • 

J. K. ( lhapman, remo\ 

\- . P. s 

George ] p, 

Gr« 8 ! >. N . A ad, -l 7 

alannin • br 
P • 

Michael Mel K>ni 

Chapmai 1 75 

I plea W. ( i. ; [62 

Frederic Bray, Bton . gravel, 1 1 

Aaron 1\ Brown, 

Jacob Brown, - . •. i | 

Sylvanns Caldwell, i _ : 

do. . inning 

Henry Wilson, n 

do. DO, 

Sylvester Goodwin. grai 1.'. 50 

Gilbert Conant, removing buildi 1" 

Josiah Kimball, platforn . l 75 

Thomas Wildes, la! 1 ;:, 

Eben. Lord, building wall, 3 75 

do. gravel, 25 

Tho's D. Pousland, labor and team, 7 
R. W. Bicker, damage, detention, snow, 10 00 

J. H. Troffattes 3 00 

George Dane, repairs on bridge, 1 50 

Moses Clarke, removing fen . 24 00 

John Day. stone and gravel, Norton, 12 10 

do. do. surveyor, 6 06 

William Stevens, clearing snow, 63 

Wm. Kinsman, jr. do. 63 
Jos. Farley, services and travel. 

"Warner's bridge, 10 00 

do. do. Argilla road, 10 00 

Amount carried forward, $3,536 68 



Amount brought forward, $3,536 68 

Paid Theod. Andrews, serv. trav'l, Arg'la road, 4 00 

William Lord, jr., labor on drain, 1 50 

Joseph Fellows, clearing snow, 6 62 

Samuel Dane, gravel, 1 00 





$3,549 80 


RECAPITULATION 




Labor on roads, 


$87 60 


Repairing bridges and drains, 


89 46 


Stone, gravel, and fence, 


69 27 


Clearing roads of snow, 


33 98 


Manning bridge, 


34 99 


Warner's bridge and road, 


34 00 


Repairs on Pine Swamp road : 




Reconstructing and grading, 451 rods, 


912 00 


Fencing and land damage, 


469 00 


Surveying, agreements, etc. 


30 50 


Repairs on Gravelly Brook road : 




Reconstructing and grading, 200 rods, 


400 00 


Surveying, fence, etc. 


29 00 


Repairs on Argilla road : 




Repairing and grading, 865 rods, 


1291 32 


Stone and gravel, 


49 68 


Surveying, letting out, etc. 


19 00 



S349 30 



1411 50 



429 00 



1360 00 
$3,549 80 



POOR. 

Paid Willett & Co., supplies, R. Dodge, '54, $2 00 
Isaac Flitner, medical attendance, 3 00 

do vaccination, 7 00 

Joseph E. Bomer, do 21 50 

Joseph N. Ames, do 39 25 

T. Brown, jr., maintenance Mrs. Fellows, 10 00 
Town of Gloucester, supplies for) ~o aa 

Mrs. Lakeman, j" 

Jos. Farley, passages and exp., paupers, 4 45 
Hannah Chapman, lodgings and meals, 3 00 
Town of Haverhill, supplies, 21 27 

Mary Chapman, 1-4 rent and fuel, 7 00 

Amount carried forward, $141 47 



B 

$111 

wn, raaintenai 

I 12 

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1 _' 2 
1 

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F; 

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El 
J. B. 

\\ ;. . S 

"... 

t to W. B. 

Ti 

J. N. An 

A. P. Lord, gnu clothes, It l -•' 

. tp. to Newbury] 

P. MI; shell, 

roe Sweet!, piling and cording wood, 
Daniel Cogswell, - 1 - 1 

Manning Dodge, rem S un'l Jewett, 10 
Mrs. L. Hovey, rent, self and daughter. 12 00 
Jed'h Chapman, teaming wood, supplies, 11 
Elizabeth Seward, h'se rent. Mrs. Jewett, 3 00 
D. Clarke, coffin, wife ,\: child D. Tucker. 11 83 

lis 

FwECAPlTULATlON. 

Supplies out of town, 184 27 

House rent, etc.. in town, *j ^ 

Fuel and teaming, z - 6 6Z 

Amount carried forward. $ 506 ^ 



Amount brought forwvrd, 

Poor travellers, 

Medical attendance and vaccination, 

Burials, 

Board of Stephen Burnham, a lunatic, 

do John T. Sawyer, do 

do at house of correction, 
Court fees, etc., 
Overseers' travel, 
Miscellaneous, 

Due from town of Newbury, board, Sawyer, 
do city of Salem, burial of J. Dodge, 



$506 45 


19 62 


73 00 


39 96 


536 30 


55 24 


8 86 


35 00 


5 00 


7 22 


, 55 24 


, 8 88 



81286 65 

$64 12 
$1222 53 



16 

FARM* 



Paid milctl feCo.,< • *] 

< !::i; „ W\ Chapman, 1 
Jos. B. I >roer, physician, 01 

Frederic Willcomb, I " 

Ru| 

1 

Dai 

el Caldwell, bhi ?' 

Jos. Farley, travel and « - 

Fred ric Willcomb, 

\ E. P. l 

son furnace, 2 

Benjamin 

Jacob • 

Nathan Jew* ** 

q # YT. ( tan, blacksraithii j 

Uerd Poor, 

Willcoi i and rice, *'; I.' 

N. B. P. Union, 1 j? 1* 

oiel Macii j - - () 

N. A. Dickinson, ditching J Jj 

Eben. Kimball, repairs on buildi] «> 

Isaac Kimball, ditching, * 

Samuel N. Baker, dry goo/. * ^ 

Daniel Cog-well, groceries, etc, *>* °« 

Wm. Haskell, barrels, etc., ' '" 

John A. Newman, glazing, etc., - ^ 

Nathan Brown, watering trough, » w 
N E. P. IL, Div. No. 031, coffee & sugar, o Jd 

Daniel Clarke, coffin, * ™ 
Amount of bills paid by superintende nt, 176 Ob 

§1790 15 



II 



RECAPITULATION. 



Groceries and provisions, 


S209 57 


Bread and breadstuff's, 


149 97 


Clothing and bedding, 


47 15 


Fuel, 


81 03 


Meat, 


27 16 


Fish, 


27 17 


Physician, 
Labor in house, 


30 00 
50 00 


Housekeeping articles and utensils, 


39 44 


Labor on farm, 


564 80 


Carts, tools, and harness, 


56 19 


Live stock, 


49 00 


Incidentals, 


29 83 


Seeds, 


27 28 


Repairs on buildings, 
Tools, etc., repairs on, 
Blacksraithing, 


47 05 
14 05 
40 46 


B. D. Appleton, superintendent, 


300 00 


RECEIVED FROM SALES 


<P 1. 4 •OKJ X<t 

FROM FARM : 


For English hay, 


$443 88 


Salt hay, 
Thatch, 


178 21 

5Q 83 


Calves, 


46 80 


Pork, bacon, and lard, 


39 02 


Butter, 


120 90 


Poultry and eggs, 

Apples, 

Vegetables, 


48 53 
70 00 
40 15 


Pigs, 


46 50 


Hides, 


7 94 


Board, 


10 00 


Two oxen, 


140 00 




$1248 76 


Increase of personal property, 


121 30 

1970 Ofi 







$420 09 



I - 



Inventory of the Property of the Farm. 



c. 

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Bull 

Heifers 

Steers, old . 

S i old . 

Yearlings 

Horses 

Shoats 

Hens 

Turkeys 

G 

Waj 

Sleigh 

Ox Wi 

Ox I 

Ox . 

Ploughs 

Harrow 

Winnow Mil] 

Other Tools 

Stoves 

Wood, cords 

Coal, tons _. 

Groceries, *5ce 

Total Stock 

Total Produce 

Totals 

Deduct _. 

Increase -.. 






. 



No | 



Nu | Value. 



v;< 



1). 

of 
value. 



6 
14 

2 

6 

1 

1 
l 











J 

1 
















1 




G 


13 














1 




l 


•_ 






• 




• 








1 


12 


1 










54 


15 




5 


•" 






171 i 




3479 40 



■ 










S I 










72 


19 


100 






















10 00 










110 










15 


\- 




12 














00 


















' 40 


3 20 


121 30 


121 30 






100 



10 00 



116 00 
162 20 

278 20 



13 



Inventory of the Property 


of the Farm, 


(Continued.) 


Produce, &c. 


1855. 


1853. 


Incr'se 

of 
value. 


Dec'se 

of 
value. 


No | Value. 


No ] Value. 



Corn bush. 

Rye .._ "__ 

Barley "._ 

Oats... __"__ 

Flax Seed...".. 
Peas & beans".. 

Beef bbls. 

Pork •"._ 

Bacon lbs. 

Lard ".. 

Tal.& Suet— lot. 

Butter. lbs. 

Cheese ".. 

Cider bbls. 

Apples ".. 

Potatoes ..bush. 

Roots "... 

Onions "__ 

Hay .'..tons. 

" salt. "_. 

" blk. grass "__ 

Thatch ".. 

Straw lot. 

Corn Fodder ".. 

Flax lbs. 

Dried apples "_. 
Dried beef...".. 
Soap bbls. 



225 



1 
15 

6 

6 

650 

140 

80 
100 

16 

4 

225 

'8 
25 
12 
30 
10 



7o 

100 

3 



225 00 200 200 00 



8 00 

2 00 

30 00 

72 00 

90 00 

65 00 

15 40 

15 00 

20 00 

10 00 

48 00 

■8 00 

112 50 

10 00 

4 00 

425 00 

100 00 

300 00 

60 00 

10 00 

30 00 

2 00 

6 00 

10 00 

13 50 

1711 40 



25 

15 

1 

18 
5 
6 

75 
120 

40 

12 
6 



20 
15 
20 
12 



50 

100 

3 



25 00 

8 00 
2 00 
45 00 
60 00 
90 00 
75 00 
13 20 
15 00 
10 00 



12 00 
162 00 

8 00 

2 00 

400 00 

150 00 

240 00 

96 00 

10 00 

30 00 

2 00 

4 00 

10 00 

13 50 



17 00 

8 00 

15 00 
10 00 



4 00 
50 00 



50 00 

36 00 



25 00 



12 00 



2 20 

10 00 
10 00 
12 00 



2 00 

2 00 

25 00 

60 00 



2 00 



1739 20 J 190 00 j 162 20 



1 1 

WILLIAM T. ITBRILL, TBBASUBEB VM) COLLECTOR. 

Dr. For balance due March, l I 16 

amount of tax list, I 30 

. 

5 15 
5 l 
. . I itt< .ii. lit 174 04 

hired on 

by , 

. 

, 98 50 

117.687 15 



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4. 



I Ir. For amount draw o i 78 18 

current 7 85 

: 

.. .. .. | 

. | 

12€ 



allowed aa abatemei 

iiv i town 

ite tax, 

.unty t: 
allowed sount, tai , 22 89 

- cash on hand, 107J 

" bal in his hands . 1927 57 



$17,687 15 



LIQl'OIt AGENCY, 1854. 

Dr. Amount stork on hand March 1. '■ 

Paid, liquors, a t's f re exp' I v I 



(Jit. Amount cash paid treasurer, by ag% $174 00 
S ock on hand, May 28, 161 00 






235 10 



S321 76 



LIQUOR AGENCY, 1855. 

Dr. Amount stock appraised to agent, $154 06 
Amount liquors purchased, 741 02 

Salary, six months, for agent. 70 00 

965 08 

$938 28 
$26 80 



Cn. Sales to Feb. 29. '56, 677 22 

Stock on hand Feb, 29, '56, 261 06 



If*' 
D 

EXPENSES FOR THE YEAR 185& 



Amount paid for current expenses, 


$897 65 


fees and salaries, 


631 93 


highways and bridges, 


3549 80 


poor, 


1286 65 


farm, 


1616 59 


abatements, 


386 07 


interest, 


483 50 



$8852 18 



INCOME FOR THE YEAR 1855. 

Amount of taxes raised, exclusive oO 

highway, school, county, and state > 4000,00 
taxes, ) 

Overlayings and highway taxes com- } 41 j. qa 

mitted to collector, j" 

Income of town house, 98 50 

Income of fish privilege, fine, 5 00 

Income of liquor store, 174 04 

Hired on new notes, 2000 00 

Balance, being expense beyond income, 2160 65 



S8852 18 



TOWN OF IPSWICH IN BALANCE OF ALL ACCOUNTS. 

Dr. To notes payable, $12545 00 

Due schools, undrawn balances, 1152 27 

Balance in favor of the town, 14488 42 



$28185 69 



Cr. Town Farm, $16000 00 

Town House, 2000 00 

Woodland, Linebrook, 200 00 

Commonfields, 50 00 

Thatch bank Great Flats, 75 00 

Thatch bank, Cross's Bank, 25 00 

Land on Turkey Shore, 100 00 

Wood house and wood, 200 00 

Powder house and new gravel pit, 150 00 

Gravel pit, Scott's Lane, 150 00 
Gravel pit near grammar school house, 100 00 

Gravel pit near Essex line, 25 00 

Gravel pit near John B. Brown's, 123 00 

Engines and houses, 2000 00 

Personal property at farm, 3670 00 

Due from town of Newbury, 55 24 

Liquors on hand in agent's store, 261 06 
Balance in hands of Win. T. > 
treasurer and collector, j 



3001 39 



■28185 6$ 



16 
i i:ioian?:nt NOTSfl <>r Tin: to%.v. 

William Kinsman, A I , 

Isra • : 

John Day, 

Lydia 

h 

■ 

'.Stone, ■ 

• 
Enoch Si, . 
Mehi 
George Ri 

j. P. Towne, ,n 

nj. 1). k 

.Dodg 250 

Elisha Pei 
Clai 

Abel Story, 
John Crafts, .26, 

dahLo S< 55. 

John L July i 

thaniel Pickar I, ' 300 

Tristram Drown, July 300 











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The average number of Poor on the Farm, during the past 
year, has been seventeen, The balance against the Farm is 
$420.09, and the interest on its estimated value, $840.00, making 
the average cost of support at the Farm 81. 43 per Week. 

JOSEPH FARLEY, 

FREDERIC MITCHELL, } Selectmen. 

AARON SWEET, 



APPENDIX. 



LIST OF TAX-PAYERS 



OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH. 



Adams, Moses N. 7 

Agan, John 1 

Akerman, Daniel J. 1 

Jona. B. 7 

Ames, Joseph N. 18 

Andrews, David 15 

Charlotte 5 

Randal 45 

Nehemiah 1 

Theodore 16 

Appleton, Est. ofS. 

G. and Timo. 36 

Appleton, James 13 

Benj. D. 8 

Daniel 20 

Abigail 3 

Oliver 4 

Archer, Nathaniel 1 

Aspal, Lnrra 2 

Averill, Eph'aim ll 

Wm. T. 17 

Warren 12 

Atkinson, Mrs. 6 



Brewer, John 10 

Bridges, Richard B. 1 

Brocklebank, J. F. 7 

Jer'h 3 

Preston 1 



Samuel D. 3 
Bailey, Oliver 9 

Oliver A. 1 

Heirs of Jacob 
Charles 1 

Amasa P. 3 

William K. 3 
John H. 2 

Baker, Est. of John 93 
Mary 15 

Heirs of S'ml 3 
9 
11 
8 
2 
or. 



William 

Stephen 

Samuel W 

Charles H. 

Samuel N. 

Samuel N. jr. 1 
Bamford, Charles 
Bell, Wesley K. 
Berrv, Silas" P. 

David 
Birch., John 
Blake, A slier 

John 
Bodwell, Frederick 
Bond, Abraham H. 
Bomer, Joseph E. 
Boardman, Elizabeth 42 
Hannah 3 
Boynton, Daniel 
Bo wen, George \V 
Bradstrett, Nath'l 
Bray, Frederick 
Brady, John 

3 



Brown, Albert 

John 

John B. 

John A. 

Jacob 

Jacob F. 
10 William G 

00 Tristram 

14 Manasseh, 

19 Co£s. farm, 29 

67 Beach do. 57 

77 Josiah 
70 Joseph P. 

46 Gardiner A, 
99 Tristram, jr 
16 Manasseh, jr. 13 

64 J.P.&G.A.48 
53 Rachel 2 

25 Thomas 1 
76 Benjamin C. 1 
50 Thomrs, jr. 49 
76 Asa 
50 George W. 
03 Francis 

78 James F. 

26 Mary & Judith 
62 Manning 15 
33 George 
07 John P. 
55 Walter 
82 Elisha 
21 Hamilton 
26 Albert S. 
67 Aaron F. 
50 Nathan 

47 Francis P. 
03 Francis E. 
50 Francis, jr 
13Burnham, Abraham 
76 Sarah 
50 ftjarv 
50 Burroughs, Wm. 

65 Buxton, James 
30 Butler, Asa 
33 Caldwell, Josiah 
70 Abraham 
S'-> Samuel 
10 h'rs Sam'l 
50 Joseph H. 
36 Ebenezer 
81 Francis 
50 



115 
12 

8 
1 



3 

1 

5 

19 

36 
3 

33 

56 
1 
1 
1 
3 
5 

20 
9 
1 
1 

58 

44 
4 
3 
1 

66 
4 



TO 
50 
10 
80 
50 
03 
85 
19 
89 
21 
50 
33 
80 

87 
96 
53 
00 
70 
80 
72 
25 
30 
50 
50 
56 
20 
16 
92 
50 



Caldwell, Elizabeth 4 

Nathaniel 2 

Daniel R. 5 

Joseph N. 21 

George W. 6 

h'rs Nath'l 24 

Svlvanus 31 

Tyler 13 

Joel 3 

James 2 

John 4 

John, jr. 6 

Caney, Barret 1 

Svlvanus F. 9 

Carey, Augustus C. 3 

Cate, Mark F. 14 

Carr, Michael 1 

Carnes, M ichael G. 1 

Carter, John 1 

Chapman, William 1 

Thomas 5 

John 1 

Thomas B. 2 

Daniel W. 1 

Cha's \V. 13 

Joseph W. 6 

Hannah 5 

John K. 9 

Jedediah 5 



66 
26 
33 
40 
50 
40 
67 
20 
79 
00 
57 
86 
50 



h'rs of John 6 



hr's Jed'hjr.2 
Cheeney, Luther 10 
33Choate, Sarah 38 

80 Mary Ann 5 

50 L-nvis 9 

89 Edward 2 

15 Clarke, Erastus 8 
59 Daniel 4 
03 Alfred P. 1 
34 Moses 9 
10 Erastus, jr. 2 
50 Coburn, Stephen 43 
50 Francis S. 3 
50 Connoley, John 1 
19 Cogswell, Joseph 24 
37 Ebenezer 29 
70 Theodore F. 3 

17 Jos &Eb. 52 
50 Aaron 56 
50 Daniel 91 
44 Collins, William 2 

16 Daniel C. 1 

18 Joseph 1 
06 Conant, Alvin 1 
50 Joseph, jr. 3 
94 William 22 
18 Gilbert 26 
13 William F. 22 



10 

80 

09 

50 

50 

50 

50 

70 

50 

26 

50 

19 

46 

06 

29 

12 

68 

69 

91 

36 

62 

26 

33 

56 

88 

04 

26 

66 

80 

50 

50 

10 

03 

82 

77 

39 

08 

50 

50 

50 

80 

44 

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20 



1 SfrFay, !'. IwinT, 
18 98 Parley, M m at. 



Conanl, Q. Roger 

SlIIMcl 

George W. I 60 li*r« Michael 

Daniel H bVi J K 

1 ■ ph 17 10 1 M 

Courtm-v, tbel 8 n> N R 

Cowlee.Jobn P. II IS Naibl ft jr. 

Ciipp, Ui iah 2 i_' J 

Cut ton, hi - I '.' irlei *-' 68 1 1 • ■ i 

Ci.inc, \V illi.nu rge 

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Cerraa, ' r 1 1 1 1 1 > 1 1 1 v '-' 26 Pellows, J ■-■ ph 
Ceby, Richard ' m I* 

Ciuss, Dudley k bVi M»ry 

ol Natli'l 27 7.") Ephraim 

John 1). Bpb'm 

Dane Manuf. oo. 28 » <> I Pits, D i 
1 kiua, Anna i 80 C 

Daw ion, I 1 ' I '• I 'In in -i , J 

William 

Benj i mill I 1 1 \ i I 

Danforth Jeremiah 1 ."> > Epli 

Danielle, Keol ea b" 81 B i 

Eheaeaer l 5 > J • ph 

Davis, A Idea I 60 J 

Day. laaac 1 6 ■ hVi 

" luha I I 28 Pli 

Dennis, li're Joseph 

Eunice i 6 ' ' ■ '"' l* 

Mary aeJ 

Thomas * \ 

Dexter, Thou at 1 ."> » K 

Dickinson, Nath'l A. 1 60 Fowler, J ->ph 



8 l7Grifia, John 

1<| Til \\ ill. .in H 1 88 

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101 9*3 - .'i P 16 1 8 

aim I 1 18 
l 'u Get eh ill, J. .rl.ua 

15 66 CI « inn, J." 1 ■"> 88 



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7 88 II mi-. John 

M 
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li i« Viili'l 

1 92 \ I 

1 .") 7 l 1 - 

■l : 'i Jotta, Jr. 

N ith iniel 

b*u Naikl 

1 

Danii i; 
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15 14 Hath . 1 1 latel 

Daniel, j> . 
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N M. Ill .ill 

2 03 iam 
Wi liam, jr. 



A - i 

Lew ia 

Dai ins 

John 

Dodgp, Samuel D. 
Nathan D. 
John N . 
hVa Eaekiel 



1 60 T. w kee, Reninmin 
2l II : ulk-i, hVi Natli'l 
15 76 P ii, Mark 
17 OSGallahei . John 
17 l I Galhraiih, Jaaee 
9 81 Geoi ^< . t 'in I' ■ 
8 1 "Mi i Idingtf, ITi i .1 all 
3 45 W iIIi.hu 



h'rs Exek'l.jr. 3 43 



Ch \r\es 



Manning 
Richard T. 
Elisabeth 
Ignatiui 

John 
Dodswoi th, GenM 
Dorr, .1 • ill ii 
Dow, David F. 
Dudley, Josiah 
Dnnnels, John H. 
Eastern R. R. co. 
Ehelacher, Martin 

M. A. Rogers 
Ellis, George \\ . 
Ellsworth, Hiram 
Daniel 
Benjamin 
Simeon 
Esles, James 
Eilgei ley, Jacob 
Falls, Ebene/er 

Tristram B 



U 53Gloter, ElUha 
14 50 June* fl 

4 22 John 

4 95 Goodhue, Aaron 

2 26 Nathaniel 

1 50 Epluaim 

3 09 Goodwin, Aaron 
1 50 S\ Ivester 
1 5) Glazier, Daniel 

13 75 John J 

19 17 Gould, John \V 

5 03 Thomai D 
Thomas 

7 25 Nath'l A 

11 76 Grant, Ephraim 
9 39 Ephraim, jr. 

3 92 James 

1 51| Joseph 
10 59 Graves. Moses 

2 26 William H 



2 68 Hall, William 1 

1 .") i 1 1 i 1 1 , I I - 

w : iam 
i . . 

h'. i John 
4 l«s Ao4uetiue 

;.. do. 

19 ) ) Hi!'. \ 
4 01 t . i ham P 
i llobb*, 1 1 

2 . 6 Hobeon, 

B muel 
34 22 bVe l> C 

] v 85 Ho Igdon, (>• 



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l- 18 

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l 88 

1- : 7 

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l 60 
1 23 
4 13 
4 43 
1 92 
26 l 8 



l 38 riodgkine, Daniel L 18 72 



5 51 John 

1 50 eel John 
23 96 Henderson. Jere'h 

4 7:5 William 
7 B8 Holmes, Asa 

2 0) Warren 
21 38 Henry S 
10 51 Rnlns 

1 50 Horton, Franklin 

3 i 3 George 

5 91 Richard 

6 73 Joseph 
51 45 Hovey, John 

1 50 Joseph 

4 57 Nathaniel F 
] 50 John H 

] 50 Stephen 

1 50 Francis 

4 57 Hnyden , Julius C 



10 IS Greenwoo I, Thomas 13 5S Howe, Ge.irge W 
13 3S Thomas C 1 50. Nathaniel 



13 77 
?/2 I 9 

5 42 
1 50 

1 50 

2 00 
4 72 
1 50 
1 50 

1 .'0 
4 30 

25 82 

4 95 

6 00 

2 00 
1 50 

3 03 
9 54 

5 33 

4 24 

14 02 



21 



Howe, Emerson 
Aaron 
A he I 
Abel S 
Hoyt, Benjamin E 
Hubbard, John 
Hunt, Samuel 
Jewett, Nathan 
Israel K 
Israel K jr. 
h'.s Daniel 
h'rs Aaron 
11*1*8 Amos 
Abraham 
Thomas L 



22 93|Kinsman, Hannah 
9 74 Knox, Rufus 



17 22 Elbriclse 

3 03 James 

8 17,Lakeman, John P 
6 28 Humphrey 

8 391 Ebcn'r 

3') 58 William 

81 50 . Richard 

5 33, John 

3 06 1 Ferlpy B 

11 58 Lamson, Joshua 
1106 John B 

3 57 Lane, John 
2 92, Johu,j-\ 

William, Hjr. 3 79| Richard R 

Nehemiah 1 50 Larrabee, John T. 

2 OOl.avaleue, Nath'l 
1 5Bl.eatherlaud, W'm 

4 56 Lord, Aaron P 



James 
Charles P 
William H 
Eltenezer \V 



5 33 



h'rs Moses, jr. 7 53 



Jones 



John 
William 
h'rs Amos 
h'rs Thomas 

Jordan. Robert 
William 

Johnson, Nathaniel 



5 71 
2 56 
4 63 
191 
10 31 
1 50 
1 59 



Kendall, Mar-jaretS 13 03 
Kennedy, George 
Kimball, Charles 

Charles A 

Josiah 

John 

Benjamin 

John R 

Daxiri T 

A P 

Alfred 



1 50 

67 04 

1 50 

4 95 

14 5S 

17 01 

22 24 

9 07 

1 50 

6 10 



as'os Philp H 2 63 



John 3 
Eheiteser H 

Joint, jr. 
Rob. & Dati'l 
Daniel 
h'rs Aaron 
h'rs Susannah 
Isaac 

Ebene/.er, jr." 
William 
Ebene/.er 
Kinsman, W'in'H 
Willard B 
William, jr. 
Simon 
Joseph 
Joseph, jr. 
Asa 
George 
Moses i 
Clarissa 
Nathaniel 
Aaron 



Abigail 
George R 
Mark H 
Edward H 
Jeremiah 
Lniher 
Moses G 
Ezra \V 
Susannah 
Josiah 
Josiah, jr. 
Josiah, 3J 
A -a 
Martha 
George A 
John, jr. 
heirs Daniel 
Wid Hannah 
Thomas! H 
Asa, jr 
heirs Joseph 
Joseph H 
Abraham 
heirs Philip 
Nathaniel 
heirs Nuth' 
John 
Caleb 
Elizabeth 
George C 
Charles W 
William 
William jr 
William 31 
William 4th 
heirs Muses 
Ebenezer 
Isaac 
Levi 
Daniel 
26 57 Low, Thomas 
3 83 Thomas, jr 



61 

1 50 
8 46 

30 02 

2 26 
1 99 
1 15 
5 70 

5 33 

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14 23 

19 93 

15 64 
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44 92 
12 99 
11 16 

6 66 



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4 69 Low, Jacob, jr 6 

2 76 Winthrop 1 

2 26 John 4 

2 26 heirs Stephen 3 

4 00 Lummus, Abraham 31 
14 51 John 56 
16 14Lvndlwg, Marcus 5 

5 33 Manning, h'rs Jacob 

1 50 & Nath'l L S 

4 56 h'rs Tho's 

1 50 & Jos E 399 

21 14 William 34 

6 10 Mann, Jabez 11 
19 76, Amos - 1 

1 96 Miner, Mr 1 

4 60 McGreagor, Alex'r 5 

1 50 Mc VI ahon, Robert 5 
12 97 Thomas 18 

6 19 Merrill, Ezra 5 
37 43 Milieu, George W 2 

2 22 Edward 3 

7 63 Moore, John 4 
1 88 Richard 1 

4 70 Morgan, Henry 1 

8 0S Henry, jr 1 

7 fi3 Mitchell, Frederic 23 

1 50 Moilev, John 3 

8 82 'Thomas 19 

2 51 Morris, John 6 
11 85 heiis Aaron 

5 33 Monlton, Daniel 1 
8 96 Murray, Luke 1 

69 78 McDonald, Michael 2 
4 60Nason, Charles A 7 

3 03 Nichols, Hoyt & co 13 
85 44 Newmai ch, John 7 
14 87 Newman, heirs W'm 2 

3 06 Benjamin 10 

4 56 Mark 
1 50, John A 

16 10 W'm,jr 

7 53 Newton, A hired 
BSlI Alvin 

1 07| Anna 

?0 15 Nichols, William 

33 35 Nourse, Warren 

19 341 Herv. y 

3 55 Luiher 

1 34 Joel 

2 00 Hannah 
1 50| Daniel P 

4 24 Noyes, Isaac G 

4 391 John W 

5 26| George 

6 29 0akes, heirs W'm 

7 75 01>er, Daniel P 
13 64 Ordwa\, Lewis & 

3 15 Patch, John 



23 00 
48 13 



Andrew 
Jacob 



22 02 
2 26 

60 41 
1 50 
5 33 
9 17 



John R 
Benjamin 
Ephraim 
Peabody, Ezekiel 
Moses 
William G 



11 
10 

4 

1 

1 

2 

1 

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23 
11 
48 

2 
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3 

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56 
83 
72 
22 
33 

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59 

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72 

72 

81 

53 

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26 

50 

50 

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90 

42 

13 

86 

38 

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50 

26 

63 

80 

43 

68 

69 

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30 

26 

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24 

12 

13 

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76 

72 

02 

50 

50 

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59 

59 

89 

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1 "Iv.John 


8 02 Patrick 


1 60S 


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1 Ii 


Peiree. Thotaai 


M «..i. I 


] 60 


i, jr 




Pearson, ii'.s Len*l 


B »i» J In, 




J M 11 


1 08 


Jul,,. N 


24 82 Ripley, John 




II ft E P 


i 68 


Peatfield, S ,, 


] • i 21 1 .' 




William II 




] lepii 


1 60 B hu 


», 10 


hi i Benjam! 




John 






r . ii 




J nines 


2- l- li'i 1 


D . i l\ 


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Parsons, Ephraim 


I 601 , Isaiah 




D iiel B jr 




( !harlei 


1 th A 




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eat. .Martha 




1 1 in -1 




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10 78R m.J Rii T 




John 


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NathM C 


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lull's .1 nl m 


El 




J ha i 


61 18 


Perley, William <; 


Timothy 




.i ih 


l 60 


Aogastua M 


1 1 


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1 U 


Joseph 


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David T 


i i 68 ■' L 




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II 


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1 1 


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Willi on W 


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S inrael 






M 




Washington l 




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J ohn 




David 


316 1 




i ill 


l 60 


Pilbibnry, Amos D 


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2 26 


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l 50 


Pickard, Han let 


M 




Samnel, jr 




Piagree, Daniel P 


1 ,vi) 


i 


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John 


1 1 


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David 


40 To 


Jeweit 


6 Tit Ait' 


B 15S , John 


10 BS 


Plonff. Edward 


28 89 Rutherford, John 


: , J 




Pool, n.mci 


1 :. i John W 


1 60 




2 88 


Poor, Menard 


12 06 




The 


7 16 


Benjamin 


l 60 


- 


J the B 


8 88 


David 


1 60 i A 


1 60 


William 




David H 


1 50 Henry 


l 50 






Sita 


l 60 Sargent, Goon; " 




R 


2 21 


Potter, Heavy 


E 


10 IS 


Hannah 




Svm iips 


67 86 .1 taathan 


3 02 S 


• in 


9 17 


Richard 


6 aOSafford, Jas 




Thomas 


9 17 


Rhoda 


16 88 S inborn, Oliver 


1 W Stratton , Ja 


2 61 


Thomas A 


1 50 S i\ ward, Cyrua 


1 50 Sutton 


' ur 1 


4 67 


Perkins 


3 7 s Sau i lei a, Amos 


5 79 Stanwoed, Isaac 


20 43 


Jacob S 


14 06 Scott. N tthaniel 


18 31 


h'rs Eben' 


P 3 45 


heirs Asa 


8 28 i lev 


3 03 Stevens, William 


4 66 


widow Nalh'l 17 07 J imes 


2 93 


Stephen 


8 80 


Ezekiel P 


16 07 Simple, Jam - 


1 50 Svmon 


ds, Benjamin 


S 1 60 


Poaskad, Tho's D 


37 10 Seward. William 


8 40Tennev, Jacob B 


36 00 


Prince, George 


1 60i3earles. Horace 


1 50Tibbet 


s, Joel 


1 66 


Prescott, Jewett 


1 50 Amos V 


3 53Titcomb, Leu is 


18 34 


Pulsifer, Ehenezer 


6 10'Shattnck, Milton B 


1 SOTilton 


, Tho<nas 


2 26 


Bickford 


8 52 Sherborne, h'rs A C 


5 81 There 


on, James J 


2 26 


Qiiimbv, James 


3 07 John 


3 SOTovvnseud, Henry 


2 26 


Quill, James 


2 26 Hannah 


2 07Towle 


, James 


2 26 


Richardson, Edwarc 


1 2 0aShatswell, J.hn 


22 85 Toner 


William S 


4 56 


Richards, Daniel 


13 00 John H 


1 50 


William H 


1 50 


Riley, Philip 


1 50 Shores, J A 


2 26 Tread 


well, Mi rajah 


26 36 


James, 


1 50 


2 26 


h'rs Miry 


1 47 


Edward 


1 50 Skinner, Samael 5 


13 36 


William 


7 71 



23 



Tread well, W, farm 20 07 

William F 1 50 

Nathaniel 8 40 

Hannah 2 30 

h'rs Moses 14 98 

Tucker, David 1 96 

Underhill, Oliver 23 42 

Union Store, No. 621 9 96 

Varill, John 4 57 

Wade, Asa 2 83 

William F 13 15 

John 11 31 

Charles 2 26 

h'rs Nath'l 5 75 

Francis H 1 71 

William 12 21 

John L 2 17 

David L 1 50 

Mary 2 30 

h'rs Samuel 7 67 

Wait, A D & N R 11 50 

Nathaniel R 1 71 

Abram D 13 33 

Francis A 4 40 

Joseph 40 18 



Wait, A D & others, 

Un. Store 3 83 

William R 1 50 

William 1 50 

Wellington, James M 1 50 

& Perkins 9 20 

Wallis, Aaron 1 50 

Warner, William 24 62 

George W 7 79 

Stephen 22 70 

John 1 96 

Daniel A 1 50 

Thomas L 1 50 

Watson, Col. 2 17 

Wells, John 2 26 

h'rs Stephen 1 15 

Charles 1 50 

Benjamin 1 50 

Webber, Moses 1 50 

West, Captain 1 50 

Weymouth, Rich. L 28 67 

Weymouth, RLjr 2 26 

Whitney, Charles H 1 50 

Whipple, Daniel 20 80 



Whipple, Hervey 15 01 

Wildes, Asahel H 35 25 

Thomas 2 00 

Israel 15 43 

Williams, N D 2 00 

Willcomb, h'rs W'm 2 30 

Joseph 4 95 

Daniel L 5 33 

Frederick 13 00 

Joseph W 3 03 

Wiliett, George 4 95 

George A 2 26 

Levi 8 02 

Willson, W'm S L 2 83 

Wilson, Henry 31 22 

Wise, John 1 65 

Woodbury, George 2 26 

Worth, John 3 63 

Worcester, Ira 48 24 

Dan'l C 2 26 

Holmes, Charles, 2 65 

Lang, James 16 99 

Lord, Nathaniel, jr 1 50 

Ross, Daniel 8 21 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS. EXPENDITURE 



AND 



FINANCIAL CONDITION, 



OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH 



MADE MARCH 1, 1857. 



LYNN: 
J. F. KIMBALL, PRINTER— LYNN NEWS OFFICE. 

1857. 



Ipswich F ic Library 

Ipswich, Massachusetts 



ANNUAL REPORT. 



CURRENT EXPENSES. 

Paid J. F. Kimball & Co., printing town 

report, 1856, $50 00 

Joseph Farley, expense preparing 

report, &c, 5 00 

Timothy Ross, oiling and cleaning engine 

hose, 
Josiah Lord, repairs on Town House, 
Florence McMahon, sawing wood, 
Jacob Edgerley, and others, watchmen, 
Fitz & Choate, express, 
Engine men, 
J. A. Newman, statistics, 
Frederic Mitchell, do., 
Fairbanks & Co., hay scales, 
Lewis Choate, timber for do., 
Richard Lakeman, labor on engines, 
Elisha Brown, wood for Town House, 
J. F. Kimball, printing tax bills, 
S. G. Simpkins, order book, 
Jacob Brown, hay scales cellar, &c, 
Florence McMahon, sawing wood, 
J. B. Spiller and H. Kimball, distribut- 
ing laws and resolves, 
John Lane, rent engine house, 
N. E. P. U. Store, lock for pound, 
J. Brown, stone and gravel for hay scales, 30 00 
Elisha Brown, wood for Town House, 7 25 
Florence McMahon, sawing do., 1 25 

Alfred Kimball, record book, &c, 2 51 

Jacob Edgerley, labor on Town House, 1 50 



2 00 


10 66 


3 00 


15 00 


75 


192 00 


24 00 


24 00 


213 75 


44 20 


1 62 


7 50 


6 00 


2 25 


100 00 


2 50 


2 00 


6 00 


28 



Amount carried forivard, $755 02 



nnt broiKji, ■ ,-,/, $755 qo 

Paid Stephen Baki drs, 9 97 

Newman, repain IWn House, 

n. 1:. p. r. s is 31 

Fr« deric Willcomb, plank for haj Bcake, I 9 

: for Town Ho ise, 1 76 

S. G. .imt book, 1 7."> 

of town d 00 

I ' ' A ( ■ 1 1'.") 

Joseph WOleomb, repain on life boat, 
phen Bak< s T< 1 H< ise, 44 

:it, •_ 7". 

Newman & ( fodway, rep'n Town Boose, 

Florei 

W. & B. II. Smith, I 

I 22 

\. EL 

Joseph F p, 1 OS 
Frederic Mitchell, horse hi* , 

da da rent \ house, 

Ramlal Andrews, horse h 

Florence McMsii , i ing wood, 2 50 

N. E. P. T. Store, oil, & . 5 82 

Daniel Cogswell, oil, lampt, ft .. 23 84 

do. da station I 57 

Robert Stone, wood, 10 

William Haskell, alcohol for engines, 1 00 

C. W. Chapman, iron work, a 1 25 

J. II. Dunnels, cleaning, &0, •• 10 00 



Repairs on Town House, 

Statistics. 

Printing Report, &C, 

Town clock, 

Fire department, 

Hay Scales, 

Miscellaneous. 





$981 44 


Recapitulation. 




' Town House, 


S98 6$ 


y 


75 62 




48 00 




61 00 




23 00 




222 62 




398 99 




53 55 



S981 44 



FEES AND SALARIES. 

Paid J. E. Bomer, school committee, $25 00 

Andrew Low, horse hire for do., 10 75 

T. B. Ross, services school committee, 25 00 

Daniel Fitz, " " " 25 00 

Joseph Spiller, attending town meetings, 4 00 

Asher Blake, notifying meetings, 3 00 

Stephen Baker, ringing bell, 20 00 

William Haskell, liquor agent, 50 00 

Joseph Farley, assessor, 50 00 

Frederic Mitchell, do., 25 00 

Randal Andrews, do., 25 00 
John H. Varrel, notifying meetings, &c, 5 50 

Stephen Baker, " " 10 50 

J. A. Newman, clerk pro tern., 5 00 

Isaac Day and others, returns of deaths, 4 50 

Alfred Kimball, recording births, &c, 18 10 

" " salary as clerk, 25 00 

Selectmen, half year's salary, 100 00 

N. R. Farley, jr., treasurer, 125 00 



$55Q 35 



Recapitulation. 



Selectmen, 200 00 

Treasurer, 125 00 

Clerks, 30 00 

School Committee, 85 75 

Liquor Agent, 50 00 

Constables and Police Officers, 23 00 

Returning births, &c, 22 60 

Ringing bell, 20 00 



$556 35 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

Paid John P. Lakeman, clearing snow, $9 00 

J. F. Kimball, advertising, 2 00 

S. P. Guilford, blacksmithing, 4 43 

A. B. Fellows, clearing snow, 23 86 

Richard Potter's bill, clearing snow, 20 00 

Amount carried forward, $59 29 



Amount brought forward, 
Paid Patrick ( hlen, labor, 

Manna seh Brown, '/ravel and pi 

B. Colburn ».V ( !o., Btone for brid 

( 1 orge Farwell, clearing 

Joseph Farley, travel, & 

Thomas 1). Pousland, labor and plow, 

Frederic Bray, clearing 9now, 

Wm, F. Conant, 

Gilbert Conant, " 

Joseph s. Dodge, labor on drain, 

Patrick Bad 

Timothy Curran, 

G. Warner, balac trad on bridge, 62 

" " Ira work, 

Josiah Kimball, laying drain, 
John Pingree, repairing bridge, 
John Roberts, cle iring snow, 

1 'at rids Rad 3 i drain, 

Geo. Wentworth, labor on well, 

John Pingree, 

John Barker, " " 

John Brown, clearing snow, 

A. £c F. Smith, " « 

Charles Smith, " " 

David Story, " " 

II. S. Holmes, " M 

Eph'm Fellows, « " 

Elisha Glover, labor on bridges, 

George Haskell, stone, 

George & Daniel Norton, making road, 

Russell Sc Nourse, re-setting fence, 

Sylvanus Caldwell, lumber for drain, 

Jacob B. Tenney, board for Dodges, 

W. & B. H. Smith, sharpening picks, 

G. W. Brown, repairs on bridge, 

"William G. Brown, horse hire, 

Geo. Dana, repairs on bridge, 

Eben. Lord, gravel, 

Amos H. Dodge, repairing drains, 

Sylvester Goodwin, gravel, 

Amount carried forward, $2,417 15 



159 29 






1117 50 


8 00 


15 00 




21 24 


-7 


l 71 


■l 00 


1 50 




620 I 


101 




1 






l B7 


7 00 


4 50 


13 60 


13 70 


2 45 


14 06 


4 41 


19 91 


9 50 


2 00 


, 86 22 


7 45 


19 98 


11 25 


1 06 


15 00 


4 75 


22 75 


3 44 


19 55 


10 00 



Amount brought forward, $2 417 15 

Paid Frederic Mitchell, stone and teaming, 16 50 

Joseph Farley, horse hire, 2 75 

Eben. Fall, labor on drain, 60 

G. W. Warner, moving wall, 7 00 

William Jordan, shoveling snow, 1 50 

Joseph Grant, labor on drain, 1 50 

Silas Perley, clearing snow, 1855, 5 52 

James Gwinn, " " " q 24 

Moses Clarke, " " " 3 gg 

J. K. Chapman, " " " 7 08 

David C. Hobbs," « (6 years,) 15 00 

Josiah Lord, timber and stone, 8 25 

Jacob Brown, stone and teaming, 44 76 
G. & D. Norton, reconstructing War- 
ner's road, 1 ? 099 53 

$3,637 24 
Recapitulation, 

Labor on roads, $21 62 

Repairing bridges and drains, 137 24 

Stone, gravel, and fence, 108 97 

Clearing roads of snow, 1855, 313 31 

Miscellaneous, 24 40 



P- « z> j $605 54 

Jrine swamp Jxoad: 

Grading 50 rods, 93 g~ 

Warner's Bridge and Eoad: 

Building bridge as per contract, 1,838 50 

Building road, 1 ?0 99 53 



„ . ,- 2,938 03 

Keceived from county, 500 00 



2,438 03 
13,137 24 



POOR. 

Paid Town of Gloucester, partial suppl's, '55, $28 02 

W. K. Bell, school books, S l 

T. B. Ross, « " 10 84 



Amount carried forward, $39 70 



8 

Amount brothjltt jo 9 70 

Paid Geo. Brown, I Salome Tuck, r, 80 00 
Mary Chapman, fin 1. A 

Frederic Willcomb, Bupplies, Emmons, 6 62 

Joseph II. Lord, fuel, 50 62 
Nathl Goodhue, splitting ind piling, 

Daniel Clarke COffi] '.' 50 

Fred'c Mitchell, trav 1. &■■.. N< wbnryp't, I "<> 
Randal A , " 

Elizabeth Seward, rent, Mrs. Jewett, 6 00 

J I. Chapman, lodging poor travellers, 1 7."> 

Abram Howe, rapport ofEliz. lit. 15 ||( > 

G. Wentworth, board K< nM 12 00 

j. BL Horsy, care of A- Merritt, 5 00 
City of Newbnryport, rapphes, 

Town of Haverhill, 22 60 

Jacob B. Tennej, poor travellers, - 50 

Eli*. Condon, care of L. Tucker'- wife, 5 00 

G. Haskell, u n .. S. Burn"m & others, 91 85 

T. Brown, jr., rapport of Mrs. Fellows, 28 00 

I. Flitner, medical attendee A. Merritt, 13 50 

John B. Stone, hoard and nurse, " 30 00 

John D. Cross, for wood, 40 00 

W. G. Brown, horse hire, 2 00 

Daniel Clarke, coffini 8 25 

N. E. P. U. Store, rappli 2 50 

Joseph Farley, poor travellers, 1 60 

« " certificate and passages, 1 63 

N. E. P. U. Store, partial supplies, 8 05 

Daniel Cogswell, « u 29 00 

" u school books, 114 

Nathaniel Harris, wood, 7 50 

Joseph H. Lord, " 15 00 

Robert Stone, " 80 16 

Nath'l Goodhue, piling and splitting, 5 00 

Joseph Spiller, fees, 5 00 

J. Chapman, teaming wood supplies, 20 20 

J. N. Ames, medical attend'e E. Lord, 8 00 

I. Flitner, do., do., Mrs. Clarke, 6 00 

M. Dodge, house rent for S. Jewett, 12 00 

Frederic Mitchell, poor travellers, 1 50 

$791 92 



9 



Recapitulation* 






Supplies out of town, 


$237 87 




Supplies in town, 


45 17 




House rent, &c, in town, 


61 00 




Fuel and teaming, 


220 98 




Medical attendance, 


31 00 


. 


Burials, 


17 75 




Expense in Burnham suit, 


91 85 




" for sick stranger, 


48 50 




Poor travellers, 


12 35 




School books, 


12 82 




Constable fees, 


5 00 




Travel and expense for overseers, 


7 63 


$791 92 


Due from Commonwealth, pauper account, 


22 00 


Due from Town of Newbury, 


55 24 




Due from City of Salem, 


8 88 


86 12 









$705 80 



10 
FARM. 

Paid S. T. Guilford, blacksmith, 11 35 

None & Co., plough, 13 00 

Eastern Railroad, freight, I 82 

Daniel Mcintosh, labor, "- 00 

\. !•;. P. I'. Store, 18 7 •' 

Frederic Willcomb, Bugar, I 42 
N. K. P. T. Store, grass seed, & 

Joseph N. Ames, physician, 1 year, 80 
Daniel Haskell, washing machine, 

James Lang, cow, 15 00 

Daniel Clarke, coffins, <; 00 

\. E. P. Q. Store, flour and cofl 20 -1 
Richard Russell, m< 

Eben. Cogswell, Bundri( . •' I 
William Workley, labor, 
Asa Lord, grocei 

John Dorr, boating thatch, r,( ' 
Jacob Brown, coal, 

Daniel Clarke, coffin, 6 

N. E. P. U. Store, Bundries, < M 

Benjamin Chapman, labor, 112 00 

Daniel Mcintosh, labor, 154 50 

Sylvanus Caldwell, lumber, 41 63 

Russell & Nourse, carpenters, 22 % 1 

Eben. Cogswell, sundries, ^° ^ z 

Frederic Willcomb, fish, rice, sugar, 7 2 71 

L K. Jewett, tools, I" 2 27 

P. S. Richardson, labor, 51 00 

S. N. Baker, clothing. cVc. 35 93 

Eben. Kimball, mason work, 15 lo 

N. E. P. U. Store, flour, &c, 14 54 

J. A. Newman, painting wagon, &c, 9 00 

Newman k, Ordway, utensils, 13 44 
C. W. Chapman, blacksmithing, 1 year, 35 86 

William Haskell, medicine, 6 82 

Nathan Jewett, boat and labor, 6 00 

Daniel Cogswell, groceries, &c, 93 88 

N. E. P. U. Store, " J 03 

Daniel Appleton, labor, 50 00 

B. D. Appleton, superintendent, 300 00 

Amount of bills paid by do., 229 31 



$1,948 49 



11 



Recapitulation. 






Groceries, 


$276 44 




Bread and breadstuff's, 


168 35 




Clothing and bedding, 


85 18 




Utensils, 


38 46 




Fuel, 


88 62 




Meat, 


37 42 




Fish, 


20 02 




Physician and medicines, 


39 38 




Burials, 


12 00 




Labor in house, 


51 00 




Labor on farm, 


621 30 




Live stock, &c, 


15 00 




Repairs on buildings, 


82 34 




Tools and repairs, 


56 84 




Seeds, 


18 93 




Blacksmithing, 


37 21 




B. D. Appleton, superintendent, 


300 00 


$1,948 49 






Received from Sales from Farm. 




For English hay, 


$369 56 




Salt hay, thatch, and straw, 


205 59 




Vegetables, 


52 58 




Apples, 


23 00 




Calves, 


60 05 




Pigs, 


33 00 




Butter and lard, 


116 07 




Poultry and eggs, 


61 54 




Pasture and boarding, 


21 10 




Hides, 


15 64 




Oxen and heifers, 


173 00 


$1,131 13 








8817 36 


Decrease of stock, 




214 90 



$1,032 26 



12 



Inventory of tie Property of th? Farm, 



v . <>■ K. vVC. 

I Ixen 

( Sows 

Ball 

Heifen 

Steers, 8 j 'n old . 
Steers, 2 \ *n old - 

Yearlings 

Hone 

Shoats 

Hens 

Turkeys 

Geese 

Wagon & Harn'ss 

Sleigh 

Ox Wagons 

Ox Carts.... 

Ox Sleds 

Ploughs »Sc Cult'vr 

Harrow 

Winnow Mill 

Other Tools 

Wood, cords 

Coal, tons 

Groceries, kc 

Stoves 

Total Stock 

Total Produce.... 

Totals 

Deduct 

Decrease 









No I 



16 

1 
1 

1 

1 

6 
70 

1 

•> 

1 
] 
2 

2 

2 

3 

1 
1 

1.") 
5 



V.llllC. 


N 




1 


I 00 


15 


20 00 


1 


15 


2 


on 


5 
4 


72 00 


5 


100 '" , 


1 


75 


6 


18 50 


7m 


1 (Ml 


4 


I 




III) 


1 


20 "ii 


1 




2 


no 00 


2 


16 00 


2 


50 00 


3 


12 00 


1 


12 00 




15< 




1 00 


15 


40 00 


2 


...1 




35 00 




1851 50 


1718 70 




3570 20 


3355 30 




214 90 



\ 



2 Mill 

125 

50 

100 00 

1 - 
4 00 

so 00 

III! 

no 

16 

10 

12 00 
150 00 

16 00 

75 00 
85 

1011 50 
1443 80 

3355 30 



In.-; 
Of 

value. 



15 00 
L25 



25 00 

220 00 

74 10 

294 10 



1 1 
DO. 






2 00 



10 00 
2 00 



24 00 



1G0 00 
349 00 

509 00 
294 10 

214 90 



13 



Inventory of the Property of the Farn?, (Continued.) 







1856. 


] 


L857. 


Incr'se 


Dec'se 


Produce, &c. 










of 


of 


No, 


Value. 


No. 


Value. 


value. 


value. 


Corn .bush. 


200 


200 00 


150 


150 00 




5J 00 


Rye " 






10 


10 00 


10 00 




Barley " 


25 


25 00 


15 


15 00 




10 00 


Oats ..." 


15 


8 00 








8 00 


Flax Seed...".. 


1 


2 00 


1-2 


1 00 




1 00 


Peas & Beans". 


18 


45 00 


20 


50 00 


5 00 




Beef bbls. 


5 


60 00 




60 00 






Pork .." 


6 


90 00 
75 00 


6 

350 


90 00 
42 00 






. 

Bacon lbs. 


33 00 


Lard " 


120 


13 20 


140 


16 80 


3 60 




Tal. & Suet lot. 




15 00 




10 00 




5 00 


Butter lbs. 


40 


10 00 


110 


27 50 


17 50 




Cider bbls. 


12 


36 00 


10 


30 00 




6 00 


Apples " 


6 


12 00 


3 


6 00 




6 00 


Potatoes ..bush. 


325 


162 00 


200 


100 00 




62 00 


Roots lot. 




8 00 




5 00 




3 00 


Onions " 




2 00 




1 00 




1 00 


Hay tons. 


20 


400 00 


20 


360 00 




40 00 


" salt ".. 


15 


150 00 


20 


180 00 


30 00 




" blk. grass".. 


20 


240 00 


14 


154 00 




86 00 


Thatch ".. 


12 


96 00 


11 


66 00 




30 00 


Straw, &c...lot. 




10 00 


3 


18 00 


8 00 




Corn Fodder".. 




30 00 




30 00 






Flax " 




2 00 




2 00 






Dried AppPs lb. 


50 


4 00 








4 00 


Dried Beef..".. 


1U0 


10 00 


75 


7 50 




2 50 


Soap bbls. 


3 


13 50 


n 


12 00 




1 50 




1718 70 


1443 80 


74 10 


349 00 



14 
N. R. PARLEY, Jr., TREASURES AND COLLECTOR. 

Du. For ai riD, 

former tre isu < '-- 

For am'! tax lisl 11,072 30 

« u received 

" am't rec'd I ehool fu 15 I 

« M j, in town 6, Ill 50 

« u u from county towards 

Warned brii , 

" •• in, 

« " nut' 

$18,485 97 

Cr. For amount drawn :' I '-'"- 

• cnrrenl 
" i 

" hi ; Il :V' 7 2 1 

bridges, , 

u « « 791 

u « a « fan 1,719 18 

« « county tax paid, 1,910 

lte M 1,146 00 

I 00 

m h j,, " 828 79 

m « discount allowed on taxes, 119 79 

« « abatement- " u 191 16 

a bal. uncollected taxes in his hands, 2,228 25 
« rooh " " 557 63 

818,485 97 



« 
H 



WILXIAM HASKELL, LIQUOR AGENT. 

Dr. Am't stock on hand, Feb. 28, 1857, S261 06 
« liquors purchased and paid for as 

per receipts, *' I; ? 

bal. being am't gained in trade, 172 12 

, $ 1,71* 4U 

Cb. Am't of sales from Feb. 29, 1856, to 
Feb. 29, 1857, as per account 
audited by selectmen, $1,435 46 

Amount of stock, 27QU 



15 
WILLIAM T. AVERILL, COLLECTOR, (late treasurer.) 



Dr. For balance due, March, 1856, $2,767 39 
" notes payable, omitted, " 170 00 

Cr. For amount allowed as discount on 

taxes, for 1854, $21 32 

error in am't as rec'd f'm sch'l fund, 10 96 
" " " " state pau- 

per account, 18 86 

am't paid N. R. Farley, treasurer, 2,047 22 
abatem'ts all'd on tax '53, '54 'do, 500 88 
bal. in his hands, uncol'd taxes, 338 15 



$2,937 39 



$2,937 39 



EXPENSES FOR THE YEAR 1856. 



Amount paid for current expenses, 
fees and salaries, 


8981 44 
556 35 


highways and bridges, 

poor, 

farm, 

interest, 


3,637 24 
705 80 

1,032 26 
828 79 


abatements, 


191 16 


discount, 


119 79 



$8,052 83 



INCOME FOR THE YEAR 1856. 

Amount of taxes raised, exclusive of) 

highway, school, county, and state V $4,000 00 
taxes, j 

Overlayings and highway taxes com- > qi a qo 

mitted to collector, ) 

Income of town house, 114 50 

Received from county for Warner's bridge, 500 00 
Received from state, (census, &c.,) 96 00 

Balance, being expense beyond income, 2,426 03 



$8,052 83 



16 

town or ipsw ic ir i> f ii.vi ,\\( i: or \i.r. \((oim 

Dk. 1 

] )ur schools, undrawn ba1an< i B 

11,247 7 3 






Cn. Town P 

T . . H 

AY llarn 

■ imonfi< 

Thatch l • 

I 

i 

Wood bouse od, 201) 00 

wder bouse and n( 1 pit, 150 00 

Gravel pit, B ' 150 I 

100 00 
« « | ( | I)iii1 00 

« « ar J. B. 150 00 

i 
House for life boat, I 00 

Personal property at farm, 3. 

Due from the town of New! ury. 2 1 

Liquors, & :., on hand, in Rg< nt's stor 
BaL in hands of W. T. Avi rill, col'r, 838 15 

" N - U - f«fey>i r -. \ 2,785 88 

treasurer and collector, \ 



-* 



$28,211 51 



The average number of Poor on the Farm, during the past 
year, lias been twenty-one. The balance against the Farm is 
$1,032 2G, and the interest on its estimated value, $840 00, 
making the average cost of support at the Farm SI. 71 1-2 per 

week. 

JOSEPH FAULTY, ) 

FREDERIC MITCHELL, ± Selectmen- 
RAtfDAL ANDREWS, ) 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THIS 




Ml 



AND 



FINANCIAL CONDITION 



OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



MADE MAECH 1 5 1858. 



LYNN: 

J. F. KIMBALL, PRINTER, LYNN NEWS OFFICE, 
1858. 



ANNUAL REPORT. 



CURRENT EXPENSES. 

All'd J. F. Kimball, print'g Town Report, $40 00 

do. School Committees' Report, 25 00 

do. Tax Bills, 6 00 

N. R. Farley, for printing, 4 10 

Daniel Cogswell, for stationery, 7 67 

Alfred Kimball, for do. 4 87 

Charles H. Darling, for account book, 2 00 

Asa Lord, for census book, 39 

Stephen Coburn, for postages, 1 22 

Stephen Baker, for ringing bell, 20 00 

do. for attendance at Town House, 9 25 

do. for distributing Reports, 2 50 

Benjamin Newman, painting town clock, 23 50 

James Gwinn, line for do. 4 00 

Asher Blake, care and repairs for do. 29 00 

Moses Peabody, wood for Town House, 2 50 

Benjamin Kimball, for do. 11 25 

David Spiller, for do. 2 50 

Moses G. Lord, cutting do. 5 62 

Daniel Cogswell, oil for Town House, 16 81 

Union Store, do. 6 83 

S. Caldwell, lumber for hay scales, 4 45 

S. P. Guilford, iron work for do. 2 05 

John D. Cross, taking census, 10 00 

Joseph Farley, preparing report, &c, 5 00 

Joseph Spiller, distributing laws, 2 00 

J. A. Newman, com. on transfer of books, 6 00 

Geo. Haskell, do. and services and ex- ^ 

penses in regard to suits and indict- > 49 90 
merits, ) 



Amount carried forward, $304 41 



Amount brought forwa $. r ;nt 11 

Allowed Joseph Willcomb, work on Life boat, 

athan Brown, I tp, 5 25 

( reorge \\* i 1 1< - 1 1 , i 

W. ( r. Brown, horse hire by >«•;. 

Rast< ni Ratli lit, 7 1 

A. 1). Wait, iron i , 

I , " 1 

John Lane, renl for engine how . 

F. Mitchell, do. 

Charles W. ( !hapman, lai 

John A. X<w nun, painting i 

Charles 1 !. Baker, oilinj 

Ebenezer ( 'ogswcll, «'il lor engii , 19 

Daniel Cogsw ell, spii 17 

James Boyd i\ Son, repairin • I 1 • 

Charles W". Chapman, repairing en 

Josiah Kimball, repairin 

Levi Lord, do. do. 1 I l<> 



3 04 



RIX WIMTI'LATION. 



Fire Department, 

Printing and S ry, 

Hell and Clock. 

Fuel ami Oil for Town Mouse, 

Iron Safe, 

Other expenses, 





70 


91 


25 




45 


51 


75 




88 


24 



FEES AND SALARIES. 

Allowed Selectmen, Assessors, &c., salaries, $200 00 
N. R. Farley, treasurer and collector, 125 00 
A. Kimball, town clerk, salary, 25 00 

do. returningjancient marriages, 27 <•> 

do. returning deaths and marriages, 26 <•> 
]). T. Kimball, school committee, 30 25 

J. E. Bomer, do. do. 25 00 

George R. Lord, do. do. 15 00 

J. A. Newman, do. ' do. 10 00 

J. II. Varrell, notifying town meetings, 10 00 
Robert Stone. \!o. do. do. 2 50 

Amount carried forward, £497 25 



S673 04 



Amount brought forward, 



$497 25 



Allowed Stephen Baker, notifying fire-wards, 
do. attendance at town meeting, 
do. attendance on selectmen, 

Charles S. Jewett, returning deaths, 

Isaac Day, do. do. 

Daniel Clark, do. do. 

Jonathan Foster, do. do. 



5 00 

4 00 

12 00 



10 
50 
60 

20 









$522 Go 




HIGHWAYS. 




All'd W. F. Conant, bui 


ild'g old 


right road, 


$1127 10 


G. & D. Norton, < 


ilo. Warner's road, 


191 80 


do. do. 


do. Arg 


jilla road, 


22 08 


Chapman & Palfr 


ey, adv. 


Warner's r 


oad, 1 50 


John D. Cross, r< 


^pairing 


road, 


46 G2 


W. H. Kinsman, 


do. 


do. 


76 77 


Ebenezer Lord, 


do. 


do. 


47 08 


D. S. Russell, 


do. 


do. 


12 00 


Isaac Kimball, 


do. 


bridges, 


11 05 


Daniel Kimball, 


do. 


do. 


11 75 


Daniel Ellsworth, 


, do. 


do. 


4 75 


Elisha Glover, 


do. 


do. 


13 25 


John D. Cross, 


do. 


do. 


5 25 


Tristram Brown, 


do. 


do. 


2 00 


Asa Lord, 


do. 


drain, 


75 


Ezra Merrill, 


do. 


do, 


2 00 


Josiah Kimball, 


do. 


do. 


1 50 


S. Caldwell, 


do. 


. bridges, lu 


imb'r, 7 17 


John Pingree, 


do. 


do. 


4 00 


Henry Wilson, 


do. 


do. 


32 87 


D. L. Hodgkins, 


do. 


town brie 


[ge, 35 30 


A. B. Fellows, 


do. 


bridge, 


6 00 


W. Dawson, 


do. 


do. painting, 5 49 


Jacob Brown, 


do. 


do. stom 


3, 18 23 


Harvey Whipple, do. 


do. do. 


1 50 


Ebenezer Kimball, do. 


do. 


6 75 


Joseph H. Lord, 


do. 


do. 


2 00 


John Kimball, 3c 


i, do. 


do. 


5 87 


Thomas Wildes, 


do. 


do. 


1 75 


Lewis Choate, 


do. 


do. 


1 50 


C. W. Chapman, 


do. 


do. 


22 97 


William F. Con a 


nt, cleai 


ring snow, 


42 55 



Amount carried forward, 



$1,771 25 



uni hroughi form S1 -' [J **j 

All'd Gilbei I uat, clea *J '; 

1'. Bray, (1( '- _~ 

John Hubbard, do. do. J 

i: „rt Kimball, da J 

Elisba Brown, da \\ 

Benj. Kimball, da da »* 

misCI • •*"■ '.'. 

Benj. Dawson, d* •■ 

Thos. L. Warner, d da 1M 

John P. L « 1 "- 
M< <-k, da J" 

do. da _ : i« 

A. B. 1". 11 •• da 

Joseph Horton, ' ' 

Joshua Lamsoti, da 

John Brown, da da J J 

David Russell, *a ll 

.1 ph Fellows, da da *» 

( , .'_■■• Warner, da da j| «J 

M. Brown, jr.. da da »- • _ 

Ebenezer Falls, da da 
II. S. BLolmes, da da 
Alfred Smith, da da \-\ 

David Story, da da ** » - 

Charles Smith, da ■ :.', 

W. IJ. Kinsman, da da £ y 

Oliver 1/nderhill, da da -\ 

James Gwinn, da da 
John Low. do. do. •' <* 

John Day, -ravel, » ° * 

Randal Andrew -. _ ivel, : ^ 

Joseph Horton, do. •"._"> 

S. G odwin, do. l * •' 

William Baker, horse hire, ° ( 



$2,234 82 



recapiti; latiox. 

Old Right Road, • 1 »!;J L 

\\ arner a Koaa, o0 |)s 

Argilla Road, ^ 4 - 

Repairing Road.-. ft . -- 

Repairing Bridges and Drains. ^ - 

Clearing Snow, -1 

Gravel, - () 

( Hher expenses, $2,234 32 



POOR. 

All'd John D. Cross, relit for A. Goodwin, $30 
Elizabeth Seward, do. for Mar}' Jewett, 12 

24 

7 

15 
12 
15 
40 

2 

9 
48 
12 

7 



S. Coburn, do. for Mrs. Hovey, 

B. Dawson, do. for Joel Tibbetts, 

S. N. Baker, do. for Mrs. Buzzel, 

Manning Dodge, do. for Saml. Jewett, 

A. P. Howe, for board of Mrs. Howe, 

J. B. Tenney, for poor travellers, 

Hannah Chapman, for do. 

Israel K. Jewett, for groceries, <Scc. 

Asa Lord, 

F. Willcomb, 

D. Cogswell, 

Samuel H. Green, 

John D. Cross, 

James Estes, bread, 

David T. Perley, fuel, 

David Spiller, do. 

Benj. Kimball, do. 

Wm. P. Perley, do. 

Joseph Conant, do. 

Jacob Brown, do. 

John Lummus, do. 

John Harris, jr., do. 



do. 

do. 

do. 

meat j 

do. 



Ill 
25 

31 

7 

22 

10 



24 

Jedediah Chapman, teaming do. 25 

N. Goodhue, cutting and piling do. 5 

John Brady, board for Mrs. Buckley, 22 
Lydia Annable, nursing do. 17 

I. Flitner, medicine for do. 10 

J. N. Ames, do. for P. McGlewitt, 5 
do. do. for G. TT. Dixon, 9 

Stephen Baker, for burial, 1 

Chas. S. Jewett, do. 
Daniel Clark, for coffins, 15 

William G. Brown, horse hire, 3 

John D. Cross, expenses, <fcc. 19 

House Correction, board Silas Perley, 4 
do. do. Aaron Pingree, 1 

do. do. Simon Fellows, 13 

W. K. Bell, for school books, 2 

Joseph E. Bomer, do. 13 

Daniel Cogswell, do. 1 



00 

00 

00 

50 

00 

00 

00 

15 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

96 

00 

78 

62 

41 

25 

31 

95 

58 

00 

85 

78 

00 

50 

00 

00 

75 

50 

66 

70 

50 

40 

14 

00 

28 

23 

07 

39 



Amount carried forward. 



$703 26 



8 
Amount bro 

•1 < > 2 1 

Gloucester, Widon 

3 74 









%. 




RECAPITULATION. 






nt, 




; i 50 




1 or board, 




: n 




Fuel, 








Sick stn 








Buri 




17 




Hou lion, 








»o1 bo< h . 




16 




Support in other 1 


153 




Travelling ami other 


rUFCZ, 


22 








Due from the town o 


ington, 




2 00 



$880 01 



FARM, 

Allowed B. D. Appleton & Sen, $400 00 

W. W. Storer, labor, 43 50 

Ebenezer Daniels, do. 30 75 

B. W. Foss, do. 18 75 

R. B. Bridges, do. 35 00 

Ruth A. Bishop, do. 49 50 

B. D. Chapman, do. 120 00 

B. P. Potter, do. 144 00 

Ebenezer Lord, do. 4 00 

Nathan Jewett, do. 13 25 

A. D. Waitt, coal, 75 38 

Jacob Brown, do. 42 17 

John D. Cross, oxen, 115 00 

N. Caldwell, boar, 20 00 

Asa Lord, groceries, &c, 160 99 

F. Willcomb, do. 105 90 

Union Store, do. 93 55 

E. Cogswell & Son, do. 69 54 

Daniel Cogswell, do. 70 60 

John D. Cross, beef, 42 33 

William White, bread, 7 15 

S. N. Baker, clothing, 33 44 

N. Treadwell, leather, 13 84 

I. Flitner, physician, 30 00 

J. E. Bomer, do. 8 00 

John Hodgkins, tools, 5 77 

Israel K. Jewett, do. 2 02 

S. Caldwell, lumber, 15 10 

D. L. Hodgkins, repairs, 7 87 

Eben. Kimball, do. 7 75 

John A. Newman, do. 6 60 

N. Brown, do. 5 25 

W. & B. H. Smith, blacksmiths, 30 36 

S. P. Guilford, do. 1 94 

Newman & Ordway, stoves, 26 16 

B. D. Appleton, sundry bills paid by him, 200 75 

RECAPITULATION. 

Superintendent, $400 00 

Labor, 514 37 

Fuel, 124 90 

Stock, 135 00 



$2,056 21 



Amount carried forward) $1,173 27 

2 



10 

Amount brought forward, $1.1 7. r ; 27 

Groceries, and bread-stuffs, 500 58 

Other proi isions, 17 
Clothing, 

Physicians, I 00 

Tools and repairs, 52 I 

Black8mithing, 82 80 

Stoi 16 



RECEIVED ISOM SALEfl 


FROE PARE. 


For English hay, 


_M 84 


Sail hay, t hatch, and Btraw, 


1 [8 25 


Vegetables, 


8 


Apples, 


50 


Call es, 


75 


V\ 


18 


Butter and lard, 


126 45 


Poultry and eggs, 


56 31 


Pasture, and boarding horses, 


60 


( >.\cn. 


125 00 


Cow and calf, 


40 


Hides and ham, 


19 86 

< 



$2,056 21 



$1,026 41 

Expense, beyond the income, $1,029 80 

Deduct increase of stock, &c, 202 7" 



Net cost of poor at the farm, $7;j7 10 



11 



INVENTORY OF THE PROPERTY OF THE FARM. 







1857. 


1858. ! 


Inc'rse 1 Dec'se 


Stock, &c. 










of 


of 


No | 


Value. 


No 


Value. 


value. 


value. 


Oxen 


4 


200 00 


8 


400 00 


200 00 




Cows 


5 


375 00 


14 


350 00 




25 00 


Bull 


1 


20 00 


1 


20 00 






Heifers _. 


2 


30 00 


3 


45 00 


15 00 




Steers, 3 y'rs old.. 


5 


125 00 


4 


100 00 




25 00 


Steers, 2 y'rs old.. 


4 


60 00 


2 


30 00 




30 00 


Yearlings 


5 
1 


50 00 
100 00 


6 
1 


60 00 
100 00 


10 00 




Horse 




Shoats 


6 


75 00 


7 


88 00 


13 00 




Hens 


70 


18 50 


60 


15 00 




3 50 


Turkeys 


4 


4 00 


5 


5 00 


1 00 




Horse Wagon 


1 


80 00 


1 


80 00 






Sleigh 


1 


20 00 


1 


20 00 






Ox Wagons 


2 


200 00 


2 


200 00 






Ox Carts 


2 
2 


110 00 
15 00 


2 
2 


110 00 
15 00 






Ox Sleds 




Ploughs. 


3 


40 00 


3 


40 00 






Harrows 


1 


10 00 


1 


10 00 






Winnow Mill 


1 


12 00 


1 


12 00 






Other Tools 




150 00 




150 00 






Wood, cords 


15 


90 00 


12 


72 00 




18 00 


Coal, tons 


2 


16 00 


8 


64 00 


48 00 




Groceries, &c , 




75 00 




47 00 




28 00 


Stoves 




35 00 




35 00 






Total Stock 


1911 50 


2069 00 


287 00 


129 50 


Total Produce. 


i 


1143 80 




1579 00 


276 00 


140 80 


Totals 


3355 30 


3648 00 


563 00 


270 30 


Deduct 








3355 30 


270 30 




Increase 


292 70 


292 70 





12 



INVENTORY 



Pbodw b, &c. 



Corn bush. 

Bye a . 

Barley «.. 

Flax Seed...".. 
Peas \- Beans". 

Beef. bbls. 

Pork •'.. 

Bacon U»>. 

Lard ----- 

Tal. & Suet, lot 

Batter lbs. 

Cider bbls. 

Apples '•-. 

rotator- ..bOSh< 

Roots lot. 

Onions '•__ 

Eng. Hay, sale. 
do. for Btock 

Salt IIav_..ton- 
Black Grass..". 

Thatch «.. 

Straw lot 

Corn Fodder".. 

Flax __••_ 

Dried Beef.lbs. 
Soap bbls. 



OF THE PROPi 

1857. 



No. | Value. 



;rty of 

1858. 



150 

10 
L5 

1 
20 

6 
350 

l i<» 

110 

L0 

S 

2< M i 



20 
20 

14 
11 



7o 
2* 



150 


L0 00 


L5 mi 


l no 


." 


50 00 


90 00 


42 00 


16 


10 


27 50 


so 


6 00 


1" 1 


5 00 


1 on 


i 00 


180 00 


i;,i 00 


66 00 


L8 00 


30 00 


2 00 


7 50 


12 00 


1443 80 



\ ». 
137 

13 

l 

41 

1 1" 

inn 

1«» 

."» 

250 



10 
28 
12 

is 

9 

2 



50 

n 



| Value. 



Inn'- 

of 
\ aloe. 



L37 00 

l:; mi 




1 (Ml 








60 








Cm «»(» 


is ...» 


L6 00 




5 "i» 




25 00 




8 




l » 


4 Oo 


12.". <»ii 


•j:, mi 


j IMI 




l oo 




106 «'ii 


L06 00 


11 1 00 


; ( l mi 


[08 00 




3 no 


11 no 


54 (M» 




1,. mi 




30 00 




■2 (Ml 




5 00 




7 MM 




1579 00 


276 00 



of 
value. 

10 00 

2 Ml I 



; i 

: 

2 50 



1 00 



72 00 

12 00 

8 00 



2 50 
5 00 

140 80 



13 

NATII'L R. FARLEY, TREASURER AMD COLLECTOR. 

Dr. For balance due March 1, 1857, $2,785 88 

For amount of tax list for 1857, 11,489 02 

rec'd from liquor agent, 2,091 93 

interest in school fund, 151 09 

sales from farm, 825 66 

use of Town House, 56 00 

of feoffees for repairs, 55 00 

state for paupers, 22 00 

Newbury, do. 45 64 

Essex, do. 14 50 

rent of hay scales, 24 00 



$17,560 72 



Cr. Paid orders drawn by selectmen, $11,065 15 

state tax, in part, 1,212 00 

principal of town notes, 350 00 

interest on do. 811 45 

discount on taxes, 154 93 

abatements, 324 99 

balance uncollected taxes, 1856, 482 62 

" " " 1857, 2,753 32 

cash, 406 26 



$17,560 72 



LIQUOR AGENCY. 

Dr. Amount stock on hand, March 1, '57, $276 94 
" liquor purchased, 1,809 20 

paid agent, 111 00 

rent, 50 00 

freight, and other expenses, 47 45 
balance gained in trade, 227 30 



Cr. Amount of sales, $2,135 52 

stock ©n hand, March 1, 1858, 386 37 



$2,521 89 



$2,521 89 



14 

EXPENSES FOR THE YEAB 1857. 

Amount allowed for current expi ■ ;; 04 

fee: an.l salar' 522 

highways and bridgi 3, 2,23 I 82 

poor, balance, ' Ml 

farm, balai 73*3 l 1 ' 

interest, 81 1 45 

abatements, : '•''* 

discounts, lw ' ™ 



SG,33S -10 



INCOME Foil TIIK YEAR 1857. 

Amount raised, exclusive of highway,! $400000 

school, county, and Btate taxes, > 
Overlayings ami highway taxes committed, 700 02 

For use of Town House, •""'' "° 

Profits of liquor business, --' " 

Rent for hay seal.-. 24 00 

Balance, being expense beyond income, 1,331 17 



$C,338 49 



15 

IWft OF IPSWICH IX BALMCE OF ALL ACCOUNTS. 

Dr. To notes payable, 815,165 00 

Schools, undrawn balances, 892 42 

Unpaid orders, 788 78 

For liquor purchased, 94 82 

County tax, 1,938 60 

State tax, balance, 534 57 

Interest accrued, but not paid, 99 87 

Balance in favor of the town, 9,752 66 



Cr. By balance in hands of N. R. Farley, $3,642 20 

W. T. Averill, 338 15 
Liquors, &c, in agent's hands, 386 37 

Due from town of Lexington, 2 00 



$29,266 72 



Available assets, 


4,368 72 


Town Farm, 


16,000 00 


Town House, 


2,000 00 


Woodland, Linebrook, 


200 00 


Woodland, Commonnelds, 


50 00 


Thatch Bank, Great Flats, 


100 00 


Thatch Bank, Cross's Bank, 


25 00 


Land on Turkey Shore, 


100 00 


Wood House, and Wood, 


200 00 


Powder House, and new Gravel Pit, 


150 00 


Gravel Pit, Scott's Lane, 


150 00 


Gravel Pit, near Gram. School House, 100 00 


Gravel Pit, Hayfield Bridge, 


25 00 


Gravel Pit, near J. B. Brown's, 


150 00 


Engines and Houses, 


2,000 00 


Personal property at the Farm, 


3,648 00 




$29,266 72 



The average number on the Farm is twenty-one. The bal- 
ance against the Farm 8737 10, and the interest on its value, 
$840 00, making the average cost of support $1 44 per week. 

From the above accounts it will be seen that the demands 
against the town now due, exceed the amount of cash and taxes 
in the treasurer's hands ; and a considerable part of the taxes 
may never be collected. 

It will also be seen that the expenditures for 1857 exceed the 
income by $1,331 17. A similar result has been exhibited for 
several years past ; the expenditures for the last three years ex- 
ceeding the income by $5,917 85. 



16 

The balance in favor of the town in w Balance of all Accounts, 
baa been reduced from $17,584 10, in 1854, to $9,752 66, at this 
time; being now $7,831 14, less than it w:i~ m 1854. 

This condition of the finances of the town has been erased 
mainly by tin* great and ueedlesfl expense for highways, daring 
tlir last five years* TTie same spent upon them during thai time 
am. .nut t<> $12,128 30, in addition to the highway taxes. 

There has been a large increase, daring thai time, in the 
penditures for other objects; and unless ti enses shall be 

reduced, the taxes most 1"- u 1. or th~ town debt will be 

continually increasing. 

The only department of town business thai yields ■ profit is 
the u Lii/uor Business ; " but that cannot probably be extended 

lb to give sufficient revenue, unless we ire afflicted with an 
illness worse than taxation. 

A. I). WAIT. ) , ,. 

GEORGE HASKELL, ) AHCll ' or >- 

Ipswich, Mabcb 1, 18 



f 



j ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, 



AND 



FINANCIAL CONDITION, 



OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



MADE MARCH 1, 1859. 



LYNN: 

f. F. KIMBALL, PRINTER, LYNN NEWS OFFICE, 

1859. 



A_±snsruAJL REPORT. 



CURRENT EXPENSES. 

AU'd Joseph Spiller, $6 68 

Asa Lord, stationery, 30 

Stephen Baker, ringing bell, 20 00 

do attendance on selectmen, 12 00 

do moving safe, 

J. F. Kimball, printing, 

C. O. Rogers, do 
H. Kimball, distributing resolves, 
J. Waitt, do reports, 
G. C. Fitz, express, 

D. L. Willcomb, express and blanks, 

C. S. Jewett, witness, 
Ives & Peabody, Pillsbury case, 
J. D. Cross, do 
Sylvanus Caldwell, do 
T. Sweet, do 
George Haskell, fees, 
Otis P. Lord, Manning suit, 
Division 631, oil for Town House, 

D. Cogswell, do do 
N. & Ordway, lamps, do 
M. G. Lord, sawing wood, do 
W. F. Conant, wood, do 
N. H. Lavalett, do do 
B. Newman, repairs, do 
S. Baker, at'd'nce & rep., do 
D. Cogswell, stationery, do 
J. L. Akerman, P. guide boards, 
Stove for high school, 
Jeremiah Lord, expenses, 
A. Blake, care of town clock, 
Stephen Coburn, postage, 

Amount carried forward, $391 03 



2 00 


55 50 


4 75 


2 00 


2 00 


1 02 


21 09 


2 25 


45 00 


11 00 


3 50 


3 50 


25 00 


38 60 


1 80 


16 11 


21 85 


4 75 


6 50 


5 87 


2 38 


10 75 


5 56 


3 25 


29 00 


6 10 


20 00 


92 



Amount brought forward, '1 03 

Joseph Spill, t, sheriff's fees, 3 00 

R. Hardy, on pound, 1 7 '> 

William (I. Brown, horse hi 6 25 

I). C. Worcester, do 11 00 

C. II. Baker, oiling fa 

A. Lord, oil for hose, 8 08 

S. Pent field, repairing hose and engine, 

J. Hodgkins, do engine, 2 75 

E. Plouff, do ho . 2 00 
J. Langtree, do do l 50 
Newman & Ordwaj, apparatus, 8 52 
G. W. Heard, rem for ladder b 6 00 
J. Lane, rent for engine bou , 

F. Mitchell, do do 6 00 
J. L. Akerman, repairing engine house, 7 06 
R. & Nourse, do do 5 La 
]). R. Caldwell, watching, l 50 
Engine men, sen i | 00 
Alcohol for engin 



FEES AND SALARIES. 

All'd C. W. Chapman, constable, 3 00 

John Kimball, 3d, do 9 50 

J. II. Varrell, do 3 00 

George Willett, do 8 00 

Daniel Fitz, school committee, 25 00 

J. E. Bomer, do 25 00 

George R. Lord, do 25 00 

J. D. Cross, selectman, O. & assessor, 100 00 

do extra service. do 8 00 
N. Kinsman, selectman, O. & assessor, 50 00 

Joseph Ross, do do do 50 00 

Jeremiah Lord, treasurer, 125 00 

do extra service, 10 00 

A. Kimball, salary, 25 00' 

do returns, &c, 24 18 

A. D. Wait, for auditors, 15 00 

S. Baker, attendance on com., 4 50 

I. Day, return of deaths, 1 60 

D. Clarke, do 90 

Jona. Foster, do 60 



-7 



$508 28 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

AlFd Eben Lord, work on bridges, 
Pingree & Wildes, do 
O. Bailey, do 

William Lord, labor on road, 
F. Bodwell, do 

M. F. Cate, do 

T. Wildes, do 

Levi Lord, do 

William Giddings, do 
John Harris, do 

8. P. Ruthiford, do 
R. Stone, do 

J. D. Cross, expense on D. Stage road, 
A. Cogswell, do do 

E. Lord, for gravel, 
John Day d-o 
S. Goodwin, do 
R. Andrews, do 
Thos. Smith, do 
Geo. Dane, do 
M. Foss, do 

J. P. Lakeman, for stone, 
A. P. Kimball, do 

Levi Lord, do 

J. Brown, do 

D. Haskell, do 

G. W. Warner, damages, 
C. Wade, lumber, 
S. Caldwell, do 
Proprietors of W. T. Hill Pasture, 



Sll 08 


4 00 


8 40 


5 00 


3 50 


4 00 


9 00 


3 75 


6 50 


12 00 


1 50 


1 00 


12 50 


6 16 


19 56 


6 30 


16 00 


10 19 


3 00 


5 10 


4 59 


1 75 


25 00 


2 50 


5 00 


50 


20 00 


3 54 


43 04 


90 00 



$344 46 



POOR. 

Allowed Asa Lord, partial supplies, 
F. Willcomb, do 

Division 631, do 

E. Seward, for house rent, 
J. D. Cross, do 

George Baker, do 

D. L. Hodgkins, do 

Amount carried forward, 



$18 00 


1 00 


7 00 


12 00 


15 00 


15 00 


12 00 



$80 00 



6 

Amount 

S: 
M. J 

. 
.Dodge, 
J. I ). I 
Yv\ K. Bell, Bch 

i Spiller, I ,; 

J. | :i E. D. I 

A. i I 
( I. 
r. Fliti 

J. E. B Iwin, L< 

.J. 1 ). ( . . 1 ! 7.1 

Almshi 
Dani< 1 ( lark, I , 

i 

. 
A. P. 1 lo? , BO] 
Hamilton Brown, 

City i f Lynn, (01 

Town of Haverl 

D. Kn 71 

s. l );i:!-. ., do A. Pii -1 1 1 

Citj , do pi . 1 "-■"' 

George V. A. Wall . 2 25 

A. U ird. do 

C. I. rd, 21 

G. Per 

G. Conant, do 

J. ( do l.; 

W. F. Conant. 

H. Whipple, do 70 

J. D. Cross, do 1 I 

K. Goodhue, measuring and piling wood, 4 17 
J. Chapman, teaming do 

W. F. Wade, for coal, 
C. O. Council, board. Miss Connor, 
C. Varrell, clothing, do 
C. S. Jewett, burials, 
S Baker, do 

W. G. Brown, horse hire for overseers, 
J. B. Tenny, poor travellers, 

Amount carried forward, $797 30 





1 00 


10 00 


2 50 


8 50 


4 75 


40 75 



Amount brought forward, 



$797 30 



Cr. B y cash received, Town of Essex, 


$23 25 


Wood on hand, 


100 00 


Due from Town of Hamilton, 


10 50 


do do Lexington, 


2 00 


Balance against the poor, 


661 55 




<£7Q7 30 




«p i \j t <j\j 


FARM. 




All'd sundry bills paid by superintendent, 


$158 23 


Asa Lord, for groceries, 


105 34 


F. Willcomb, do 


99 99 


Division No. 631 do 


131 54 


F. Willcomb," do 


17 08 


E. Cogswell & Son, do 


83 07 


D. Cogswell, do 


72 09 


William G. Brown, for horse, 


90 00 


J. Hodgkins, repairs, 


8 97 


J. Kimball, coopering, 


5 20 


."Newman & Ordway, stoves, &c, 


13 35 


W. & B. H. Smith, blacksmiths, 


42 06 


R. Russell, salt, 


3 44 


J. Brown, coal, 


48 97 


J. A. Newman, painting 


7 50 


E. Richardson, 


39 00 


B. B. Potter, 


159 00 


S. Peatfield, 


2 00 


Eben Lord, 


3 00 


R. B. Bridges, 


79 50 


J. W. Gould, 


9 00 


N. Jewett & Son, 


12 00 


B. D. Chapman, 


120 00 


D. Berry, 


9 00 


E. F. Davenport, 


54 00 


B. D. Appleton & Son, 


425 00 


William White, bread, 


40 52 


J. D. Cross, meat, 


8 33 


S. N. Baker, clothing, 


8 01 


Daniel Clarke, coffins and robes, 


9 70 


D. F. Dow, burials, 


44 


J. E. Bomer, physician, 


30 00 




ftl 8°^ S3 






Amount carried forward, 


$1,895 33 



8 

Amount brought forward, 11,895 

RECEIVED FROM SALE! FROM FARM. 

For cow and calf, 
Bull hay, 
English hi 

l\V, 

II 

( .1 

Pij 

r, : lard, 

Hi 

Bui 

Poultry an 

Appl< 

V( 

Cider, 



Expense beyond income, 





128 17 


■1 15 79 


72 




l 50 






1 l <<i 


22 25 


L05 i 


;j 12 


::> 


22 ■_'<) 


8 00 


6 l" 


919 28 



15 33 



LIQUOR AGENCY. 

Dn. Stock on hand, March 1, 1858, 56 87 

Liquor purcha 2,295 13 

Paid agent 3-4 salary, 1 12 50 

Due agent 1-4 do 37 50 

Due for rent, 50 00 

Freight and other expenses, 53 19 



$2,934 CO 



Cr. Stock on hand, March 1, 1859, $425 46 

Amount paid N. R. Farley, treas., 178 00 

do J. Lord, do 2,454 G8 

do Freight and expenses, 53 19 

Liquor to farm and engines, 10 95 

Cash in agent's hands, March 1, 1859, 22 03 

$3,144 31 

Expenses, 2 > 934 69 

Net gain, $209 62 



N. R. Farley, former Treasurer and Collector. 

Dr. Balance in his hands, March 1, '58, $3,642 20 
Received of liquor agent, 178 00 



$3,820 20 



Cr. Paid orders drawn prior to Mar. 1, '58, $782 78 

Interest on town notes, 99 87 

Selectmen's orders, Feb., 1858, 311 86 

J. Lord, treasurer, 1,214 15 

Abatements allowed, 258 08 

Balance in his hand, of uncol. taxes, 1,153 46 



$3,820 20 



Jeremiah Lord, Treasurer and Collector. 

Dr. To tax list, for 1858, state, county, 

and town, $9,998 16 
Received from Com., S. fund, 150 57 
Income for Town House, 69 00 
For liquors sold, fin. agent, 2,454 68 
For sales from farm, 778 87 
From former treasurer, 1,214 15 
For rent of hay scales, bal- 
ance of last year, 4 00 
Of town of Essex, poor, 23 25 
Of county, for land damage, 5 00 
Money hired, 2,500 00 



$17,197 68 



Cr. By orders drawn by selectmen, $8,961 48 

Abatements, 105 33 

Cash paid, interest on town notes, 865 91 

do principal do 181 00 

Discount on taxes paid 143 53 

Cash paid, bal. state tax, '57, & int., 539 40 

do balance do on c'nty tax, do 1,973 28 

do paid state tax, 1858, 688 00 

do do county tax, '58, 1,563 50 

do in his hands, 975 29 

Uncollected taxes, 1,200 96 



$17,197 68 



10 
EXPENSES FOR THE FEAR 1858, AND INCOME. 

BXPENSEi. 

Amount paid for currenl 

1', : . 

High? ::,: 

V, ' 23 

;„ - -< 

Interest on town not< 

Abut,. I W:,.T. Av.nll. 

N. i:. . 

J. I .1, 105 

Allowed as discounts, ] ' 



S 1,9-18 01 



IN< OME. 



Amount raised, exclusive o( higl I ?1 ,,o0 00 

•bool, county, and state taxes, > 

Overlings and highway taxes, committed, 657 00 

AmoJtrlceivedonTo, i* g 

Profit liquor busim *-"• °* 
Balance from bay scales, for 1867, 

From county, land dami " [" 

Balance, being exp *70nd income, q qJ 



11 

Town of Ipswich in balance of all Accounts. 

Dr. To notes payable, $17,484 00 

Schools, undrawn balances, 1,240 G9 

Due for liquors, 124 76 

Balance in favor of the town, 10,808 07 



$29,657 52 



Cr. By balance in hands of W. T. *) ^Sf P5 

Averill, former treasurer, ) 

By balance in hands of N. R. Farley, 1,153 46 

do do J. Lord, 2,176 25 

Liquors, &c, in agent's hands, 425 46 

Amount due from town of Lexington, 2 00 

do do Hamilton, 10 50 

Town Farm, 16,000 00 

Town House, 2,000 00 

Safe in Town House, 100 00 

Furniture and scales, 100 00 

Wood land in Linebrook 200 00 

do Common Fields, 50 00 

Thatch bank, Great Flats, 100 00 

do Cross's Flats, 25 00 

Land on Turkey Shore, 100 00 

"Wood house and wood, 200 00 

Powder House and New Gravel Pit 5 150 00 

Gravel Pit at Scott's Lane, 150 00 

do Grammar School House, 100 00 

do Hayfield Bridge, 25 00 

do J. B. Brown's, 150 00 

do Candlewood, . 50 00 

Hay scales, 500 00 

Town pounds, 100 00 

Engines and houses, 2,000 00 

Hooks, ladders, and carts, 100 00 

Personal property at farm, 3,653 20 



$29,657 52 



12 



INVENTORY OF TnE PROPERTY ATTHE FARM. 







I 1 CE, 






18 


>8. 


1 




. 












^ 


Oxen, 


. 


- 


- 






Co* 


. 


l I 


- 


1 1 




Bull, 


. 


- 1 


Bull, - 


1 




Heii 


- 


- 


-. - 






Steers, 




- 




■- 

• - 


7" 


». •> " .. 


.. 


> 


.. 


• > 




. 


- 


- 6 


- 






Hon 


- 


l 


1 ! . - 


1 




Bhoats, 


- 


< 


- 


i 


in. 


Urn-, - 


- 


- 


I !• 




17 


Turk ■ -. - 


. 


. i 


- 




• | mi 


Horse Wagon, 


- 


1 


llora • v. 


1 


45 00 


Sleigh, 


- 


- 1 




1 


15 00 


Ox Wagoi 


. 


- 


( )\ \\ 


•> 


125 


Ox Cai 


. 


. •■ 


1 


■_» 


1 


Ox Sleds, - 


- 


. 


- 


• ) 


15 


Ploughs, - 


_ 


. 


- 


•") 


50 00 


o * 

Harrow, 


- 


1 


Harrow, 


1 




"Winnow Mill, 


. 


. 1 


Winnow Mill, - 


1 




Tools, - 


_ 


— 


- 


— 


I 55 


Wood, cords. 


. 


12 


Wood, 


10 




Coal, tons, - 


- 


- 


Coal, tons, 


G 


42 00 


Groceries, &C. 


. 


— 


Grocer' 


— 


61 80 


Stoves, 




4 

m 


- 
Furniture and 
bedding in the 
house, 


4 
1 


30 
233 10 




$2,446 95 



13 



INVENTORY OF THE PROPERTY AT THE FARM. 

PRODUCE, &c. 



1858. 



bushels, 



u 

ii 
a 
it 



barrels, 



Corn, 
Rye, 

Barley, " 

Flax Seed, « 

Beans, 

Potatoes, 

Roots, 

Onions, 

Beef, 

Pork, 

Cider, 

Apples, 

Soap, 

Ham. lbs. - 

Lard, " 

Tallow and Suet, lbs. 

Butter, « 

Dried Beef, " 

English Hay, tons, 

Salt Hay, 

Black Grass, 

Thatch, 

Corn Fodder, 

Straw, 

Flax, lot, 



No. 

137 



1 

30 

250 

8 

2 

1-2 

1-2 

10 

5 

1-2 

500 

140 

50 

100 

50 

33 

12 

18 

9 

5 

2 



1859. 



Corn, 
Rye, 

Barley, " 

Flax Seed, " 

Beans, " 

Potatoes, " 

Roots, " 



No. 
bushels, 184 
" 11 



15 

1 

23 

175 

8 



Beef, barrels, 4 1-2 
Pork, " 5 1-2 
Cider, " 8 

Apples, " 3 

Soap, ' " 2 

Ham, lbs., 400 

Lard, " 150 

Tallow, Suet, lbs., 50 
Butter, u 60 

Dried Beef, " 75 
Eng. Hay, tons, 23 
Salt Hay, « 10 
Black Grass, " 20 
Thatch, " 7 

Corn Fodder," 4 

Straw; " 1 



Flax, lot 



Value. 

$184 00 
11 00 

15 00 

1 00 
28 75 
87 50 

4 00 

63 00 
121 00 

16 00 

7 50 

8 00 
44 00 
19 50 

5 00 
15 00 

9 00 
276 00 

60 00 

160 00 

35 00 

28 00 

6 00 

2 00 



$1,206 25 



Total Stock, (see preceding page,) $2,446 95 

Total Produce, 1,206 25 



$3,653 20 



Jll-IM A IJlvS. 



The average Dumber on the farm, daring the j 
ty. The balance against the farm ii 1919.23, and the interest on 
its value, $840.00, making the aven I of support $1.69 pei 

week. It will be perceived thai the amount raised the last yeai 
was not sufficient to keep the fin ncee of the town in a healthy 
state. The expenses of the town, exclusive of the highway, 
school, county and state taxes, hav< ded the appropriation 

by $948.00. The balance now in the hands of the treasurer la 
$2,176.00, from which should be deducted, as not available for 
the next year, viz: School balance, $1,240.00; estate of T. 
Manning, $385.00, which must wait the suit commenced by the 
former treasurer; probable abatements, with the pay to engine 
men, $200,00; which leaves only $351.00 to pay orders that 
may be drawn before the next tax list becomes due. 

The balance in the hands of the former treasurer, N. R. Far- 
ley, is $1,153.00, from which deduct the tax of the estate of T. 
Manning, now in litigation, $800,00, leaving a balance in his 
hands of $353.00, which, in our opinion, is of but little value to 
the town. 

We are pleased to find that the affairs of the town have been 
judiciously managed by the present board of town officers. 

The property at the farm has been valued, this year, at a low 



15 

cash rate. We have omitted, in the inventory, the value of 
the personal property at the farm taken last year, as we found 
it so far from the true value. 

The liquor traffic continues to be a paying business. Owing 
to the prevailing sickness, the amount of sales has somewhat 
increased. 



Ipswich, March 1, 1859< 



A D "WAIT ) 

J.' A.' NEWMAN, } Auditors < 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, 



ANE> 



FINANCIAL CONDITION, 



OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



MADE MARCH 1, 1860. 



LYNN: 

J. F. KIMBALL, PRINTER, LYNN NEWS OFFICE. 

1860. 



A.3STNTTAX, REPORT. 



CURRENT EXPENSES- 

AlFd J. F. Kimball, printing, $40 00 

Stephen Baker, ringing bell for 1858, 20 00 
do at'd'nce on sTctm'n 1858, 12 00 

Thomas Groom & Co., books, 21 00 

Daniel Clark, flags in case of small pox, 85 
John B. Lamson, rep. etc., on hay scales, 7 76 
C. K. Darling, for blanks, 3 75 

A. Williams & Co., books, 3 00 

H. Kimball and F. Lord, dist. resolves, 2 00 
John H. Varrel, notifying town officers 

and killing dogs, 
Charles PL Baker, cleaning hose, 
J. F. Kimball, printing, 
Salem Register, printing, 
H. A. Davis, state sealer, 
H. Jones, lumber for hay scales, 
Fairbanks & Brown, repairs for do 
Eastern Rail Road, freight, do 

Thomas Wildes, labor, do 

William Lord, jr., do 

0. P. Lord, fees, Diamond Stage road, 
Ives & Peabody, do do 
A. D. Wait, auditor, 
George Russell, labor on hay scales, 
F. Wilcomb, lanterns for engines, 
Wm. Ives & Co., printing school reports, 18 00 
J. F. Kimball, printing tax bills, 1858 

do do do 1859 

George C. Fitz, express, 

1. K. Jewett, fire department, 
F. Mitchell, land rent for engine house, 
F. Mahon, sawing and splitting wood, 

Amount carried forward, $378 98 



4 00 


3 75 


2 50 


1 75 


7 25 


46 14 


39 08 


5 64 


13 37 


2 25 


50 00 


35 00 


10 00 


4 50 


4 50 


s, 18 00 


1 50 


7 00 


2 02 


2 37 


6 00 


2 00 



Amount brought forward, $878 98 

Engine men, sen i 1,,:; ,,M 

William P. Conant, wood, Town House, 6 50 
Melzard Poor, iron work for bay scales, 6 20 
I). L. Willcomb, express, 10 

1). C Worcester, horse bire tor sch. com., l I 00 
p, McMahon. sawing wood, 2 00 

Stephen Coburn, postage, ' * 

Chapman & Palfrey, advertlsii 1 ,,M 

Daniel Glazier, labor on railing, 
George Haskell, advice, 00 

Daniel Kimball, teaming 50 

John A. Newman, glazing, 

do taking census sch. child., 6 00 

W. Haskell, lumber, ' 9 50 

W. (i. Brown, hay scales and stone, 122 50 
Worthington & Flanders, advertising, ~ •~» l) 
Asher Blake, care of town clock, 20 00 

James Boyd & Sons, repairing hose, 15 "1 

J. F. Kimball, printing, 2 50 

A. 1). Wait, safe, 150 00 

1). S. Russell, notifying officers, 3 00 

Asa Lord, fixtures, etc, lor engines, [11 01 

Benjamin L. Poor, cleaning engines, 1 25 

County of Essex, rent of probate office, 116 68 

W. P. Crane, ringing bell for 1859, 20 00 

Daniel Cogswell, oil, etc., Town House, 28 59 

Stephen Baker, labor on safe, 6 00 

do do on scales, 4 93 

Charles W. Chapman, iron for safe, 4 13 



FEKS AND SALARIES. 

AUM J. IT. Varrell, constable, s ^ 0° 

John A. Newman, auditor, 12 50 

do school committee, to OU 

Robert Southgate, do 2« 00 

George R. Lord, do *> uu 
John D. Cross, ) selectmen, ^ 

Joseph Ross, y overseers anu 200 00 
Richard T. Dodge, ) assessors, 

John Kimball, 3d, constable, ° 0(J 

Amount carried forward, $- 98 00 



$1000 52 



5 



Amount brought forward, 

Alfred Kimball, town clerk, 

do recording returns, 

do registering dogs, 

do postage, etc., 

Isaac Day, returns of deaths, 

Daniel Clark, do 

W. P. Crane do 

Jonathan Foster, do 

Jeremiah Lord, treasurer and collector, 

Charles W. Chapman, fees, 

Stephen Baker, attendance on selectmen, 
do do town meetings, 

do distributing envelopes, 

do attendance on ^committees, 

John Kimball, 3d, constable, 



$298 00 


25 00 


21 85 


15 00 


48 


1 70 


1 60 


1 20 


GO 


150 00 


1 00 


14 00 


6 00 


2 00 


7 25 


5 50 



10 43 


8 85 


33 40 


2 50 


12 37 


8 76 


10 00 


17 40 


12 75 


1 78 


u, 43 04 


3 05 


7 50 


39 19 


Go 47 


6 00 


7 75 


15 00 


90 


2 40 


31 11 


1 50 


3 00 



$551 18 



HIGHWAYS Ax\D BRIDGES. 

Al'ld William Lord, jr., labor, 
Jacob Brown, stone, 
Nathaniel Scott, Diamond Stage road, 
Eben Lord, labor on bridge, 

do gravel, 
John Day, do 

R. Stone, labor, Manning Mills bridge, 
Sylvester Goodwin, gravel, 
James Scott, labor on bridge, 
Erastus Clark, labor on road, 
Richard Russell, lumber, M. Mills b'dge, 43 04 
Perley Scott, labor -Gn bridge, 
J. Shatswell, teaming, M. Mills bridge 
John Kimball, 3d, repairing railing, 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber and labor, 
John Roberts, clearing snow, 
John Kimball, teaming railing, 
Josiah Lord, labor on bridges, 
William Chapman do 

E. P. Potter, posts, 
D. Haskell, fencing Turkey Shore, 
Darius Dickinson, labor on road, 
David Berry, do 

Amount carried forward, $344 15 



6 

Amoom brought forward, *$4 [ [■' 

.!. T. Larrab road • •'" 

r. Mitchell, '•" ! •'" 

J. s. I labor on bi 

Mos< ■ \- Sh airing road 

S. Caldwell, lumb 

do n ,] 

D. : ostsTui . - 

Thomaa V labor, 

G. W. i 
M. \. • do 

:. >rd, nails, - »jj 

\. [earing l ^' J' 

\\. B. Kinsman, labor, j '/' 

A. P. Clark, repairing bridg 1 |' 

M. Brown, use of plough, '•' '•' 

I. KiinbaH, labor, ] 

Charles VV. Chapman, iron 13 B° 

Daniel Cogswell nail :; t,; 



POOR. 

AU*d City of Salem fori- 7.74 j 15.75 

Town of Gloucester, 
Elizabeth Seward, 1: at, 

Benjamin Dawson, do 
Hannah Chapman, do 
George Baker, do 

W. F. Wade. coal. 
A. P. Howe, support of mother, 
J. N. Ames, physician lor A. Brown, 
Daniel Clark, coffins, etc., 
J. II. Lord, wood, 
Jos. Perley, do 

Eastern Rail Road, poor traveller 
I. K. Jewett, partial supplies, 

D. L. Hodgkins, house rent, 

R. T. Dodge, coal, 

F. "NVillconib, partial supplies, 

George Perley, wood, 

Stephen Cobnrn, house rent, 

J. Conant, wood, 

Amount carried forward, - ^ 9 ** 



?:, ir, 42 





r.» 


•ii 


I 00 


2% 12 


1 no 


15 <>i> 


7 00 


28 no 


11 00 


.3 50 


25 87 


79 G9 


5 85 


14 00 


12 00 


28 68 


11 50 


37 75 


12 00 


34 33 



Amount brought forward, $499 44 

Isaac Day, tolling bell, 50 

N. H. Lavalette, wood, 58 50 

J. E. Bomer, physician, 4 00 

J. B. Tenney, poor travellers, 19 00 

D. L. Willcomb, paid for pauper, 1 87 

D. C. Worcester, conveying paupers, 4 10 

W. G. Brown, do 2 00 
N. Goodhue, measuring and piling wood, 7 00 

Asa Lord, school books, 7 39 

Jona. Pierson, wood, 5 93 

M. Chapman, do 10 31 

City of Boston, support of pauper, 2 71 

W. P. Perley, wood, 26 00 

Andrew Russell, sawing wood, 50 

City of Newburyport, support of poor, 59 00 

County Asylum, board, 123 43 

C* O'Connell, do 4 00 

J. Chapman, teaming wood, 28 60 

J. H. Varrell, expenses for pauper, 4 70 

John Pinder, do 1 00 

Thomas Brown, sawing wood, 2 50 

Town of Georgetown, for paupers, 10 00 

M. Brown, partial supplies, 2 00 

1. Flitner, physician for S. poor, 7 00 

Manning Dodge, house rent, 22 00 

do partial supplies, 1 00 

N. Shatswell, wood, 52 12 

Daniel Cogswell, partial supplies, 8 91 

Cr. By cash received, Town of Lexington, 
do do do Essex, 

do do do Hamilton, 

do Wood on hand, 30 cords, 
do Balance against the poor, 



$2 00 


3 50 


15 00 


180 00 


775 01 



$975 51 



$975 51 



8 



TOWN FARM. 

AU'd W. F. Wade, coal, *™ J / 

J, N. Ames, physician, *{ w 

Daniel Clark, coffins, el - : '- 

Stephen Baker, repairing pus « w 

p, Willcomb, groi-iTu->, _ 

I.K.Jewett, do 1858 & 1859, 124 9 

Division 631, tools, etc., 

Caroline L. Conant, labor, 

John D. Cross, meat, 

N. Potter, labor, 

.\. McDole, whitewashing, _ 

Newman* Ordway, si d repaid 48 37 

N. Goodhue, labor, 

P. Kimball, do ^ 

D. Kimball, jr., do . 

John Hodgkins, repairs, 

AlvinT. Guilford, labor, '* 

C.W.LoroS da 

S. L. Foster, do 

W. T. Conant, do J o| 

R, T. Dodge, coal, ;, ^ 

M. Dodge, turkeys, . , U) 

F. Willcomb, clothing, 

]). C Worcester, mowing, *° l 

T>. L. Willcomb, doors, etc^ 

M. Poor, blacksmith work, ° 

E. Kimball, mason work, 6Q 

S. N. Baker, clothing. 

E. Cogswell & Sons groceries, ob ii 

N. Jewett, boat and labor, - 

John A. Newman, painting, 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber, * 

N. Goodhue, shoe repairing, Q(> 

Division 031, groceries, 

A. D. & N. R- Wait, shoes, * ^ 

S. Caldwell, lumber, 94 g6 

Asa Lord, groceries, fi , 

W & B. H. Smith, blacksmith work, 18 04 

D. T. Perlev. pig, 2 50 
William Lord, jr., labor, 75 
John H. Dunnels, repairs, 

. , n a 1208 2G 

Amount carried forward, 



$1,208 26 




250 00 




40 00 




11 07 




79 83 




128 00 




2G9 43 




. 


$1,986 59 



9 

Amount brought forward, 

Gilbert Conant, superintendent, 
W. P. Conant, labor, 
C. W. Chapman, blacksmith work, 
Daniel Cogswell, groceries, 
Samuel Dane, one pair oxen, 
Sundry bills paid by superintendent, 

RECEIVED FROM SALES FROM THE FARM. 

For yoke of oxen, SI 65 00 

English hay, 710 67 

Salt hay, 182 26 

Pork, 68 54 

One ox, 71 68 

Salt grass, 3 00 

Apples, 97 57 

Potatoes, 6 70 

Butter, 96 30 

Calves. 33 00 

Poultry, 22 27 

E<rgs, 18 01 

Hides, 10 65 

Pigs 10 00 

Milk, 2 63 

Sundries, 7 83 

Board of colt, 15 00 



$1,521 11 
Expense beyond income, 465 48 

S1986 59 

LIQUOR AGENCY. 

Dr. Stock on hand March 1, 1859, $425 46 

Liquor purchased, 2085 69 

Paid agent, one year's salary, 150 00 

Paid for rent, 25 00 

Due for rent, 8 00 

Fitting up shop, 10 85 

Frieght and other expenses, 55 14 



Cr. By stock on hand March 1, 1860, $298 66 

Amount paid to treasurer, 2624 13 

Amount carried forward, $2,922 79 
2 



$2760 14 



10 



Amount brought forward, $2. 

do For freight, Ice, i l 4 

Liquor for farm and engine*, 19 46 

Cash in agent'* hand* March I. 1869. I 19 



58 

1 I 

Net gain, 9260 44 



Jeremiah Lord, Treasurer and ( olleeior. 

Dh, Balance in hiabanda March 1. 1859, $2,176 25 
Tax list, 1859, state, county & town, 10,944 B 

Deceived froni Com., bcI I fund, 128 94 

Income from Town House, 112 00 
Cash from liquor agent, - 1 1 9 

Sales from farm, 1 25 1 I 

Fin N. Et. Farley, form, treae, 112 58 
Rent of ha) scales, LOO 00 

Of town of Essex, for poor, 50 

do Lexington, do 2 I 

do Hamilton, do 15 50 

Rent of Common, 5 I 

Lumber kit from bar-scales, 5 00 
Do-' licens 143 00 



a 



$17,624 45 



Ck. By orders drawn by selectmen, $11,367 74 

Abatement of tax of'58 and '59, 364*42 

Cash paid, interest on town notes, 914 17 
Cash paid, principal, do 100 00 

Discount on taxes paid, 213 38 

Cash paid, state tax, 573 00 

Cash paid, county tax, 1,740 77 

Uncollected tax for 1858, 503 42 

do 1859, 1,250 30 

Cash on hand, 591 25 



- $17,624 45 



11 



EXPENSES FOR THE YEVSl 1859, A\D lACOME. 

EXPENSES. 

Amount paid for current expenses, $1,060 52 

Fees and salaries, 551 18 

Highways and bridges, 546 42 

Poor, balance, 775 01 

Farm, 465 48 

Interest on town notes, 914 17 
Abatem'ts to N. R. Farley, 1034 88 

do J. Lord, 364 42 

Allowed as discounts, 213 38 

Balance, being income beyond expenses, 225 07 



INCOME. 

Amount raised, exclusive of highway, "> ««.- ^^ ^ 

school, county, and state taxes, J 
•Overlayittgs and highway taxes committed, 525 09 
Amount received for Town House, 

Profit of liquor agency. 

Rent of hay scales, 

R<ent of Common, 

For lumber sold, 

From dog licenses, 



$6,150 53 



112 00 




260 44 




100 00 




5 00 




5 00 




143 00 






$6,150 53 



Town of Ipswich in Balance of all Accounts. 

Dr. To notes payable, $17,384 00 

Schools, undrawn balances, 40 39 

Balance in favor of t:lie town, 12,491 72 



f 29,936 U 



.} 



C«. By balance in hands of W. T. 
Avefill, former treas. & coll 
Balance in hands of Jeremiah Lord, 
Liquor and cash in agent's hands, 
Town Farm, 
Town House, 
Three safes, 

Amount carried forward. 



$36 65 

2,356 61 

327 85 

16,000,00 

2,000 00 

350 00 

$21,071 11 



12 



Arnouni brougbl forward, 
Furniture and 
Woodland ; 

do I immon ! 

Thatch bai 

do Ci 

Land on i 

Wb< 1-house :iiul wood, 
Pow der-house rind grai el j»it, 
( travel pil in v I 

do 

do 1 1 \) field 13 

:it John I '•• 

at Candl< 
II.iv seal* . 
Town pounds, 
Engines and I 
1 looks, ladders, and cai I 
Personal i farm, 



821,071 

100 i 



I .HI 

150 00 

by I 

>00 
100 

oil 

00 
,200 50 



; CI 



13 



IWENTJRY 0? THE PROPERTY IT THE FARM. 

STOCK, &c. 



18. 


59. 




1860. 






No. 




No. 


Value. 


Oxen, 


- 


- 10 


Oxen, 


10 


8600 00 


Cows, 


m « 


14 


Cows, 


10 


500 00 


Bull, 


- 


- 1 


Bull, 


1 


20 00 


Heifers, 


- 


3 


Heifers, - 


3 


63 00 


Steers, 3 years old,- 


- 2 


Steers, 3 yrs. old. 


2 


75 00 


" 2 " 


(. m 


2 


" 2 " " 


2 


40 00 


Yearlings, 


- 


- 5 


Yearlings, - 


5 


60 00 


Horse, 


- 


1 


Horse, - 


1 


90 00 


Shoats, - 


- 


7 


Shoats, 


9 


108 00 


Hens, 


- 


70 


Hens, 


54 


18 00 


Turkeys, 


- 


- 4 


Turkeys, - 





00 00 


Horse Wagon, 


- 


1 


Horse Wagon, 


1 


45 00 


Sleigh, - 


- 


- 1 


Sleigh, 


1 


15 00 


Ox Wagons, 


- 


2 


Ox Wagons, 


2 


160 00 


Ox Carts, 


- 


- 2 


Ox Carts, - 


2 


100 00 


Ox Sleds, - 


- 


2 


Ox Sleds, 


2 


15 00 


Ploughs, 


- 


- 5 


Ploughs, 


5 


57 00 


Harrow, 


- 


1 


Harrows, 


1 


7 00 


Winnow Mill, - 


- 


- 1 


Winnow Mill, 


1 


8 00 


Tools, &c, - 


- 


— 


Tools, &c, 


— . 


150 00 


Wood, cords, - 


- 


- 10 


Wood, cords, 


15 


90 00 


Coal, tons, - 


- 


6 


Coal, tons, 


4 


28 00 


Groceries, &c, 


- 


- — 


Groceries, &c, 


— 


25 00 


Stoves, 


- 


4 


Stoves, 


6 


45 00 


Furniture and 


) 




Furniture and 1 






bedding in the 


[■ - 


- — *- 


bedding in the > 




231 00 


house, 


> 




house, J 


D 






2,610 00 



11 



i\vi:\touv or 



Till: PROPERTY AT Till: FARM. 
PRODUCE* Ace. 





1859. 


1 


I860. 








No. 


N 


V..u 


Corn, 


bush* 


184 


ii, bushels, 1"" 


100 <>0 


Rye, 


14 


11 


Rye, •• 00 


no on 


Barley, 


u 


1.". 


Barley, " »; 


6 00 


Flax Beedj 


H 


1 


Flax Seed, - l 


l mi 


Beans, 


u 




Beans, " 10 


20 00 


Potato* 


U 


175 


Potatoes, •• 150 


75 no 


Roots, 


u 




R •• 10 


5 00 


V>cc\\ 


barrels, 


.\ 1-1' 


Beef, barrels, 4 1-2 


72 00 


Pork, 


.. 


1-2 


Pork, M 5 1-2 


121 00 


Cider, 


a 


- 


Cider, « 8 


l 8 00 


Apple-, 


u 


8 


Apples, M 1 


12 00 


Soap, 


u 


•J 


v ip, •• I 


16 00 


J Iain, 


lbs. 


100 


Ham, « 420 


50 40 


Lard, 


>> 


150 


Lard. '• 100 


14 00 


Tallow, 


u 


.-,<> 


Tallow. 11,... 50 




Butter, 


U 


60 


Dlicl \)rr\\ " 65 


10 20 


Dried beef* 


u 


75 


Butter, M 50 


14 00 


English hay 


, tons, 


•_>;; 


English hay, tons, 22 


6 on 


Salt hay, 


u 


10 


Salt I lav. * >< 29 


230 00 


Black grass 


t< 


20 


Black Grass, " 30 


360 00 


Thatch, 


u 


7 


Thatch, " 8 


48 On 


Corn fodder 


u 


-1 


Corn Fodder, " 1 


8 00 


Straw, 


u 


1 


Flax, lot, 2 


2 UO 


Flax, 


lot, 




Straw, M 
Pickles, galls. 6 
Apple Sauce, " 5 
Dried Apples, lot, 

SI 


2 40 
2 00 
2 50 




,59 50 


Total Stock, (see 


precedin 


g page.) $2,610 00 


Total PrndiiPf*- 




1,590 


50 













$4,200 5 



R E M A II K S . 



The average number of persons at the Town Farm, during 
the past year, was sixteen. The present number is fourteen. 
The balance against the Farm, ($465.48,) and the interest on 
its value, ($840.00,) making the average cost of support for each 
person $1.44 per week. 

It will be perceived that the amount expended under the head 
of " Current Expenses " is somewhat larger than last year. 
The cost of the Town Scales, and the purchase of a large Safe, 
which has been placed in the Town House, has made quite a 
difference in that part of the expenses. 

The amount expended for " Highways and Bridges " has been 
somewhat larger than last year, as all or nearly all the railings 
and guards on the roads and bridges, within the limits of the 
town, were in a very poor condition, and they have been thor- 
oughly repaired, and put in good order. 

The abatements to N. It. Farley are very large, as they in- 
clude the taxes on the estate of Dr. Thos. Manning, for^l85G 
and 1857, amounting to over $800, which could not be collected. 

There has been a large amount expended on the bridge at 
Manning's Mills. The town's property at Turkey Shore has 
been fenced during the past # year, both for the safety of the pub- 
lic travel and as an income to the town, as it is property that 
can be rented. 

JOHN D. CROSS, ) Selectmen 

JOSEPH ROSS, }- of 

RICHARD T. DODGE, ) Ipswich. 

Ipswich, March 1, I860. 



AJNNUAL KEPOKT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, 



AND 



FINANCIAL CONDITION, 



OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH 



MADE MARCH 1, 1861. 



»*•»■' 



LYNN: 

J. F. KIMBALL, PRINTER, LYNN NEWS OFFICE; 

1861. 



ANNUAL EEPOET. 



CURRENT EXPENSES. 

AlFd J. F. Kimball, printing reports, 40 00 

Mrs. Stephen Wells, killing dog, 50 

Jeremiah Lord, travelling expenses, 12 08 

F. H. Lord & W. P. Ross, dis'ng reports, 2 00 
Joseph E. Bomer, vaccinating poor, 8 25 

F. Mahon, sawing wood, 6 87 

W. P. Crane, dist'g envelopes, tolling bell, 4 50 
Nathaniel Shatswell, wood for town house, 6 00 
F. H. Lord, distributing resolves, 1 00 

Henry Kimball, " " 1 00 

George C. Fitz, express, 4 07 

Thomas Wildes, repairing pound, 3 75 

John Pingree, " " 3 00 

Chase, Nichols & Hill, copy of Gen'l Laws 1 40 
I. K. Jewett, stationery, 5 16 

Daniel L. Willcomb, express, &c, 11 91 

James Capwell, police services, 4 00 

Silas Crane, " " 4 00 

Benjamin Newman, painting, 8 50 

J. F. Kimball, printing, 9 50 

Aaron Cogswell, surveying, 6 00 

George W. Warner, damage to sheep, 13 50 
Nourse, Mason & Co., plough, 16 50 

S. Baker, lumb'r and repa'son town house 31 80 
William G. Brown, damage to chaise, 25 00 
W. G. Brown, horse hire for school com. 6 50 
Ives & Smith, registry book, 12 00 

Newman & Ordway, lamps for town house, 3 35 
F. Mitchell, land rent, engine house, 2 yrs. 12 00 
Daniel Cogswell & Sons, oil, 14 46 

Asher Blake, care of town clock, 20 00 

Aaron Cogswell, attending court on Dia- 
mond Stage Road, 4 83 
Daniel P. Nourse, repairing ladder box, 2 59 

Amount carried forward, $306 02 



Amount brought forward, 

1\ mb, clerk of fin ln l 

1 
i:. L. Mitchell, prinl 

,1 >hn II 

Richard Russell, commiti 
Joseph B 

lating toun li 
Ira U r, 

do 

Stephen I 

and school oon^, and town meetings, 
j, B. I ''- B» x firemen, 1- ,,,> 

Benj. F. rth, perambulating town 

line a< P. 
Charts B w do i 1 - 

Town ofboond 

id, 

1). C. W 

John 1. 

J. L. Akerman, painting hay seal 
Fre !• Willcomb, oil : 

rd, oil, fluid, soap, I engines, I i 

John II. Blake, i engine, 

Luther Lord, cleaning engine, 

Thomas B. Chapman, do 

Luther Wait, do 

John W. Noyes, do - w 

Chas. H. Baker, do 2 years. 

William H. Spofford, watching fire, 2 UU 

Daniel L. Willcomb, expense on ho>e, 
Daniel S. Ru ! &**» ^ c -> 

Izard Poor, work on engine, 1 *JJ 

Newman & Ordway, lanterns, &c, 
Engine men, 12 ' 

J. L. Akerman. painting lantern, _ <J> 

ses G. Lord, labor on burying ground, 5 25 
John Lummus. jr., do do 

Thomas L. Jewett, do do 

William L. Lord, do do 

William Lord, jr., do do 

George Russell, do do 

Amount carried forward, s ' 6 ' 56 




Amount brought forward, $767 56 

Thomas Wildes, labor on burying ground, 21 37 
James Scott, do do 23 62 

B. Coburn & Co., for stone, &c, do 263 66 

A. C. Goodell & Co., iron fence, do 684 00 

Charles Giddings, teaming, &c, do 35 50 

RECAPITULATION. 

Fire department, 238 41 

Printing and stationery, 69 56 

Clock, 20 00 

Damage to sheep, 18 50 

State valt'n, perambulating town lines &c. 95 33 
Burying grounds, 1093 15 

Other expenses, 260 76 



$1795 71 



$1795 71 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

All'd Sylvester Goodwin, gravel pit, $125 00 

" " gravel and labor, 26 50 

Randall Andrews, labor, 39 50 

Win. Giddings, do 15 46 

M. Brown, jr., do 15 00 

Joseph H. Lord, snow plough, 2 00 

A. B. Fellows, cleaning snow, 7 91 

John Roberts, do 15 08 

Jacob S. Potter, do 4 37 

John Stalker, teaming lumber, 2 50 

John Day, do gravel, 6 24 

D. B. & Thos. Smith, do 3 60 

Joseph Kinsman, teaming stone, 2 50 

Wm. G. Brown, do 3 50 

John Kimball, 3d, repairs on railing, 4 75 

George W. Warner, repairs on bridge, 376 87 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber, 3 98 
Sylvanus Caldwell, lumber, 5 86 
Melzard Poor,, grates, 10 20 
Joshua Lamson, labor, 31 89 
John Brown, do 4 99 

E. Cogswell & Son, nails, 44 

_ $708 14 

Amount drawn by surveyors, 407 08 



$1115 22 



POOR. 

AlTdJobn D. ( :, '- f Pf°1 ^:]:\ 

!•:. B. Road, ferea for poor travellei Ji j*j 



Fred. Wilcomb, partial soppli< •• •* 

Town of( n, board ol panpers, n ou 

City of Salem, partial suppl J»w 

CoJntyofE ard of SL Burnham, KM 

Union Store Div, 

LK - T ' ,V \ I u {016 

Asa Lord. _ ,, - , < .. 

T„,„„niav-1.H,|,;.-. ofMw.S .1- ■-:■■.•. 6148 
A. P.Howe, .ppW his mother 1 jr. *0 00 
E. Averhill, aid to Walter C I «•» 

Jedediah Chapman, carting w I. 

A. Blake, for fun'l exp's of S. < la© 

Mrs. A. r,aidtoi r traTeUew, 8 84 

Jacob B. Lenny, . , 

City of Lynn, aid to Susan Porter, W ** 

M.Brown, for partial BuppUes, » jgj 

Nathan Jewett, M 7 



Daniel G Worcester, borse Lire 

1). Cogswell & Sons, partial supplies, •• - 

George Willet, for aid to trayeUt ^ 



Daniel Clark, coffin for S. Goodacfcr, 

Nathaniel Goodhue, for pding^ 00 *- „ ' 
,lo do support of daughter, 25 00 

Mary M. Mahon, for aid to E. Gaines, 00 

Town of Gloucester, partial supplies to »re^ ^ 

Lakeman, 71 no 

City of Xewburyport, partial supplies, ' I W 

Dr J. Flitner. med'l serves, D. H. Poor, 5 00 
Mass. Gen. Hospl, board of Amos Dixon, 11 66 

E. Cocswell & Son. partial supplies, 4 w 

Ira Worcester, expenses tc » Newburyport, 8 00 
Wm. Stephens, removing S. Goodacer, d 
H. Sherburne, rent for Mrs. E. Harris, I 50 
H.Searls, do Mrs. D. Jewett, 13 93 

S.N.Bauer. do Mrs. Buzzell, 10 00 

M.S. Russell, do Mrs. E Hams, 16 00 
T. Bryant, of Salem, do Mary Durgin, 18 00 
D. L. Hodgkins, do Mrs. Knox, 12 00 
Samuel Caldwell, do John Hovey, jr., 14 00 

. , . , 632 91 

Amount carried forward, 



Amount brought forward, $632 91 
Levi Lord, rent for his daughter, 12 00 

Manning Dodge, do Mrs. Jewett and 

Mrs. Rust, ' 22 80 

Stephen Coburn, do Mrs. L. Hovey, 12 00 

A. H. Bond, do John Hovey, jr., 2 91 

Asa Lord, do Silas Poor, 20 00 

FUEL FOR POOR. 



All'd Richard T. Dodge, for coal, 


$88 28 


Joseph Conant, for wood, 


28 50 


Joseph Perley, do 


33 32 


N. H. Lavalette, do 


28 44 


Erastus Clark, do 


5 50 


Joseph Perkins, do 


5 50 


R. R. Foster, do 


5 00 


Joseph H. Lord, do 


16 50 


RECAPITULATION. 




Rent, 


$161 14 


Fuel, 


239 68 


Support in other towns, 


286 65 


Partial supplies. 


63 90 


Aid to poor travellers, 


38 44 


County of Essex, board of S. Burnhair 


i, 70 60 


Travelling and other expenses, 


53 25 



Cft. By amount due from Com. of Mass. 5 00 

do do Town of Medway, 5 37 

do received from town of Essex, 1166 

Wood on hand, 30 cords, 180 00 

Balance against the poor, 711 63 



$913 QQ 



$913 QQ 



$913 QQ 



FEES AND SALARIES. 

All'd selectmen, assessors, &c, salaries, $200 00 
Jeremiah Lord, treasurer and collector, 150 00 
Alfred Kimball, clerk's salary, 25 00 
do. do. recording births, mar- 
riages and deaths, 32 59 
Robert Southgate, school committee, 30 00 
George R. Lord, do do 30 00 
John A Newman, do do 30 00 



Amount carried forward, $497 59 



8 



mnt brought forward, 

J >. s. Russell, Dotif) tag town m< 



do 



do 



( . \\\ ( Ihapman, do 
ofl 

Wlllett, do 

iafa Lord, do 

John D. Cross, audit 

I ■ ■ ■- -, do 

R. T. ! do 

Asher Blake, returning deaths, 

iel Clark, d<» «1<» 

W. r. Crane, do do 

<;. W. Sherburn, do do 

ukm Foster, do do 



•In and 






do 

do 1358, 



1 



•1 > 
40 






LIQUOR AGENCY. 

Dr. Stock on hand, March 1, 1 
Liquor purchased, 
Paid agent, .-alary, 
Paid for rent, 
Freight and other expcn- 
Balance gained in trade, 



Cr. By amount of sales, 

ck on hand March 1st, 18G1, 
Liquor for farm. 



l 70 78 

l 
l 1 
79 

17 

SI 70:; 28 
220 

1. 



3 10 



Cash in agent's hands March 1, 18G1, 25 1 2 



3 10 



EXPENCES OF FARM. 

All'd Gilbert Conant, Superintendent, 8300 00 

William Lord, Jr., ditching, 12 75 

William L. Lord, do 6 00 

Thomas Wildes, do 7 12 

Luther Nourse, labor, 24 50 

Frederic Bod well, do 13 75 

W. H. Spofford, do 15 25 

Kath'l. Goodhue, jr. do 9 00 

John Lummus, jr. do 6 00 

George W. Weeks, do 45 80 

N. W. Tibbets, do 39 00 

Joseph Davis, do 2 00 

Amount carried forward, $481 17 



9 



Amount brought forward, 

D. Pickard and J. Smith, do 

D. P. Conant, do 

Samuel Foster, do 

Caroline L. Conant, do 

W. P. Conant, do 

N. H. Lavalette, do 

Isaac Kimball, ditching, 

Aaron Hubbard, chopping wood, 

D. C. Worcester, mowing, 

Randall Andrews, difference for oxen, 



John Pinder, 



do 



do horses 



Ira Worcester, calf, 
Gilbert Conant, mare, 
Joseph Conant, sheep, 
B. M. Glines, for oxen, 
Thomas Trull, oxen and steers, 
Eben. Harris, for sheep, 
Frederic Willcomb, for groceries, 
Asa Lord, do 

E. Cogswell & Son, seeds, do 
I. K. Jewett, tools and do 
Union Store, do 

Manasseh Brown, do 

D. Cogswell & Sons, do 

William Hall, crackers, 
Joel Caldwell, rye meal, 
Worcester & Jewett, for meat, 
Benjamin Newman, painting, 
Newman & Ordway, tin ware, &c. 
John Hodgkins. repairs, 
S. N. Baker, clothing, 
Eben Lord, labor, 
Richard T. Dodge, for coal, 
C.jW. Chapman, blacksmith work, 
M. Poor, do 

W. & B. H. Smith, 
Nathan Jewett, boats and labor, 
Daniel Clark, for coffin, &c. 
Daniel Haskell, labor and stock, 
Daniel S. Russell, making cider, 
George W. Ellis, shoes, 
Sylvanus Caldwell, lumber, 

Amount carried forward, 
2 



$481 1? 

1 85 

68 00 

4 50 

78 00 

121 69 

30 40 

6 00 

6 50 

6 25 

30 00 

, 10 00 

13 00 

35 00 

11 00 

163 50 

144 00 

15 00 

43 62 

119 81 

91 88 

82 69 

62 06 

13 45 

78 11 

4 

2 



50 
00 



17 72 
7 93 

21 40 
4 87 



24 


23 


3 


00 


74 


10 


23 


93 


5 


61 


7 


26 


17 


00 


6 


50 


11 


89 


6 


17 


5 


26 


31 


05 



$1991 90 



10 

Amount bro«f!i< ftwward, $19 01 

George Russell, bricks, * -" 

Daniel L. Willcoinb, crockery, J I 

John II. Donnels, labor and Block, 5 75 

Eben Kimball, mason work, I" 50 

Nathaniel Goodhue, repairing bImx 
Ira Worcester, expenses to Georgetown 

and Boxford \ 'i n _ 

I). C. Worcester, horse hi - •' 

Isaac Flitner, physician, 
John A. Newman, chaplain, ' W 

G. Conant, Bundry bilk paid by bun, 876 « ^^ ^ 

REC "A PIT I LVTION. 

Labor * i0a7 U 

-V au ' 421 50 

Stock, ,.-_ l8 

Groceries, 

* uel : . 80S 87 

Sundries, S245g 7G 



RECEIVED FROM BALES FROM FARM. 

For English hay, -13 tons 680 lbs. at *20 966 80 

Sail hay and thatch, 8W 82 

P-ittle 1,S J8 

| h °? t9 ' 42 90 

■Pork, n 

Calves and lambs, 4b 50 

Butter, ™ g 

Chickens, *f ^ 

kgg s > 



20 42 

96 

1 00 



^ leS ' 7 50 

Cider, 

Hides, 

Milk, 

Vinegar, A ^ 

Potatoes, ° ™ 

Peppers, ^ 

Pasturing colt, 15 °° 

2029 50 
Deduct decrease of personal property, 484 80 ^ ^ 

$et cost of poor at the farm* 



917 06 



11 



INVENTORY OF TSJE PROPERTY AT THE FARM. 

STOCK, &c. 



STOCK, &c. 



18GO. 



18G1. 



Increase Decrease 

(it of 



No. 


Value. No. 


Value. 


Value. 


Value. 


Oxen, - - - , 


10 


~$600 001 11 


G60 00 


60 00 




Cows, - 


16 


5G0 00 13 


455 00 




105 00 


Bull, - 


1 


20 00 


1 


20 00 






Heifers, - 


3 


63 00 


3 


63 00 






Steers, 3 years old, 


2 


75 00 


4 


150 00 


75 00 




M 2 " " - 


2 


40 00 









40 00 


Yearlings, - 


5 


60 00 


4 


48 00 




12 00 


Horse, r 


1 


90 00 


2 


90 00 






Shoats, - 


9 


108 00 


6 


72 00 




36 00 


Sheep, - 







6 


15 00 


15 00 




Fowls, - 


54 


18 00 30 


9 90 




8 10 


Horse Wagon, 


1 


45 00 


1 


45 00 






Sleigh, - 


1 


15 00 


1 


15 00 






Ox Wagons, - 


2 


160 00 


2 


160 00 






Ox Carts, - 


2 


100 00 


2 


100 00 






Ox Sleds, 


2 


15 00 


2 


15 00 






Ploughs, - 


5 


57 00 


6 


65 00 


8 00 




Harrow, 


1 


7 00 


1 


7 00 






Tools, &c, - 




150 00 




150 00 






Wood, cords, — 


15 


90 OO'lO 


60 00 




30 00 


Winnow Mill, - 


1 


8 00J 1 


8 00 






Coal, tons, 


4 


28 00 2i 


27 50 




10 50 


Groceries, &c, 




25 00 




25 00 






Stoves, - 


6 


45 00 




45 00 






Furniture and Bedding ") 
in the house, - \ 




231 00 




231 00 






Total Stock, 


2610 00 


2526 40 


158 00 


256 60 


Total Produce, 




1589 50 




1188 30 


49 00 


435 20 


Totals, 


4199 50 


3714 70 


207 00 


691 80 


Deduct, - 




3714 70 








207 00 




484 00 


484 80 



12 



IXVEXTOIir OF THE PROPERTV AT THE FARM. 

PRODUCE, fee. 





18GO. 1861. 


Inn-fMge 




PRODUCT &.c 






• 

Value. 


Value* 


A l**/| ' KJ \ 1 * , VX *. • f 


Nil \',i!'-. \ i, 


V.i!u<-. 


Corn, bushels, 


1"" 10 75 






25 00 


Barley, M 


6 00 8 








Beans, u 


10 








it 00 


.Potatoes, " 


150 


00 100 








Hoofs, m 


L0 


L0 








Beef, barrels, 


1 '. 


2 


:;i 00 






Pork, " 




121 00 


12] 00 






Cider, " 




l- 00 7 


21 00 


3 00 




Apples, " 


4 


L2 00 3 






3 00 


Soap, u 


4 


16 4 


1,; 00 






Ham, pounds, 


420 


50 -l" L25 


15 00 






Lard, " 




1 I 1 






5 SO 


Tallow, m 




t 1«.' 


l I 




4 00 


Dried Beef, " 


85 


10 20 l"" 


12 00 


1 80 




Batter, " 


50 


14 00 30 






5 60 


English Hay, tons, 




16 00 17 


1 00 




1 05 00 


Salt I lay, « 


2o 


5 


50 00 




180 00 


Black Grass, " 


30 


360 00 


00 






Thatch, « 


8 


48 0c 10 


60 00 


1 2 00 




Second Crop, " 







o 


28 


28 00 




Flax, lot, 




2 00 


2 00 






"Wool, pounds. 







8 


2 SO 


2 80 




Pickles, gallons, 


6 


2 40 


o 


80 




1 60 


Squashes, lot, 








1 00 


1 00 




Apple Sauce, " 


5 


2 00 


2 40 


40 




Dried Apples, lot, 




2 50 




2 50 






Corn Fodder, tons, 


1 


8 00 








8 00 


Rye, bushels, 
















1589 50 


1188 30 


49 00 


435 20 



13 
EXPENSES FOR THE TEAR I860, AND INCOME. 



EXPENSES. 






Amount paid for current expenses, 


$1795 71 


Fees and salaries, 


542 


79 


Highways and bridges, 


1115 


22 


Poor, balance, 


711 


63 


Farm, balance, 


917 


06 


Interest on town notes, 


875 


55 


Abatements to J. Lord, 


855 


59 


Discount on taxes, 


401 


24 


Bounty on crows' heads, 


3 


30 


Balance, being income above expenses, 


605 


72 

$7823 81 


INCOME. 






Amount raised, exclusive of highway, > 
school, county, and state taxes, j" 


$6000 


00 


Highway tax, 


1000 


00 


Overlay on taxes and additions, 


383 19 


Received from town house, 


69 


75 


Rent of hay scales, 


80 


00 


' do common, 


10 


00 


do Turkey Shore pasture, 


15 


00 


Dog licenses, 


75 


00 


Profit of liquor agency, 


176 


87 


Fine on dogs, 


10 


00 


Sale of salt grass, 


4 


00 

S7823 81 









Jeremiah Lord, Treasurer and Collector. 

Dr. Balance in his hands March 1, 1860, $2344 97 
Tax list, 1860, state tax, 
do county, 

do town tax, 

To additions to town tax, 
Received from com. school fund, 

Income from town house, 
Cash from liquor agent, 
Rent of hay scales, 
Rent of common, 
Town of Essex, for poor, 

Amount carried forward, 



477 50 


1785 59 


10441 81 


41 38 


126 69 


69 95 


1793 28 


80 00 


10 00 


11 66 


$17182 83 



875 55 


519 00 


401 24 


177 50 


L785 


30 


56 U 


55 57 


177 46 


3C10 50 



14 

Amount brought forward, i7» nn 

Fine od d( x \ 

From saleofsah * ,H 

Sales from farm, 1761 20 

BeotofpasturoonT.aho^ JS^OO $i904$0J 

Cfc. By orders drawn by selectmen, I 

' Abatement of tax, l< 
Cash paid, interest on town no* 

do principal do 

Discount on taxes paid, 
Cash paid, state t 

u county tax. 

Bountv on crowtf heads, 
Uncollected taxes for 18 

l> . 
« 1860, 

Cask on hand, > ^^ 10 048 03 

Town of Ipswich in Balance of all Vccounts. 

™ n fl $16865 00 

Dr. To notes payable, - 

Schools undrawn balances, iwo -_ 

Interest due and not paid, 

Balance in fevor of the town, l-»»fe « ^^ ?1 

C, By Wan ce in AM of «£-"£ g 

Liquors, cash, &c, in agent's hands, 24a |5 
A- nia.it due from town of Medway, o 6i 

> do Co.. of Mass., O00 

Town i arm, 00 

Town House, 35Q 0Q 

Three safes, Q Q0 
Furniture and scales, 

Woodland in Limebrook, *w w 

o Commonfields, b0 uu 

Thatch bankseat Great Flats, 250 00 

do Cross's Flats, 2o 00 

Land on Turkey Shore, lo ° °g 

Amount carried forward, «23333 01 



15 

Amount brought forward, $23333 01 

Wood-house and wood, 250 00 

Powder house and gravel pit, 150 00 

Gravel pit in Scott's Lane, 150 00 

do by Gram. School House, 100 00 

do at Ifayfield Bridge, 25 00 

db< John B. Brown's, 150 00 

do Candlewood, 50 00 

do S. Goodwin's, 125 00 

Hay scales, 800 00 

Town pounds, 100 00 

Engines and houses, 2000 00 

Hooks, ladders, and carts, 100 00 

Personal property at the farm, 3714 70 

$31047 71 



REMAKES. 



The average number of paupers on the farm, during the past 
year, was fifteen. The balance against the farm, (917.06) and 
the interest on its value, ($840) making the cost of the support 
of each pauper a fraction over $2.25 per week. 

There have been two unusual expenditures for highways and 
bridges, the past year. A gravel pit was purchased of Mr. S. 
Goodwin, for $125.00, and the repairs on Warner's Bridge cost 
$376.87. 

In the abatements made the past year are included the last of 
the " Dr. Thomas Manning taxes." 

JOSEPH ROSS, ) Selection 

IRA WORCESTER, [• of 
RICHARD T.DODGE,) Ipswich. 

Ipswich, March 1, 1861. 



•t*. 






ANNUAL KEPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, 



AND 



FINANCIAL CONDITION 



OP THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



MADE MARCH 1, 1862. 



BOSTON: 

PRINTED BY GEO. C. RAND & AVERY, 3 CORNHILL, 

1862. 



APPORTIONMENT 



OP HIGHWAY rv\ vm> \>ioi WT OF BILLS ivvidin tiii: 
SEVERAL HIGHWA1 DISTRICTS, \i/.: 



Distr 




AppnrtinniiMMit 


Drawn. 


No. 1, Jos, Farley, Surveyor, 


'7 


1" 




2, Eben Harris, 




78 


B DO 




' 8, G. W. Brown, 


M 


1 


409 68 




4, J. Sherburne, 




131 


1,1 08 




5, Joseph Kinsman, 




12 


1 04 




(>, Wm. 11. Kin-man, 


n 


::<> 7 1 


18 38 




7, ( !hat<. ( foldings, 


»> 


29 


B 18 




8, Thos. Brown, dr., 


** 


41 24 


9 06 




!', John Brown, 


>> 


22 02 


42 02 




' 10, Josiah Lord, 


>i 


153 15 


468 83 




11, Dan'] Conant, 


»> 


•J- 66 ) 


^ 




12, Ephraim Foster, 


" 


13 f 


s 146 86 




' 13, J, S. Potter, 


•• 


1 - 20 ) 


O 




' 14, L. C. Pickard, 


M 


35 91 


44 




' 15, Alfred Smith, 


>> 


31 00 


44 45 




Miscellaneous, 






124 73 



fl,U42 10 $2,189 73 



ANNUAL REPORT. 



CURRENT EXPENSES. 

Allowed Wm, Ives & Co., printing S. Reports 

for 1859 and ? 60. - - 44 00 

J. P. Kimball, printing Town Reports 
and tickets - 

C. O. Rogers, advertising; Town Farm - 

"XT T^ 

Nourse, Eaton & Tolman, advertising 
Town Farm - 

Salem Gazette, C. W. Swasey, printing, 

G. YV. Sherburne, ringing bell - 

G. W. Sherburne, labor on Engine 

G. W. Davis, hauling engine to fire 

h . H. Lord, AY. P. Ross, distributing Re- 
ports and laws - 

George A. Kimball, distributing laws, 

AY m. Stone, wood for Town house 

D. Conant, do do do 

F. Mahon, sawing wood do do 
M. G. Lord, do do do do 
J. Moore, do do do do 
Moses Peabody, wood do do 
T. Groom & Co., Stationery 
I. K. Jewett, do - 
S. Coburn, postage - 
Asa Lord, rent for engine 
Paid Engine men, Co. No. 1 - 

do do do 2 

do do do 3 

S. Peatfield, labor on Engine No. 3 
D. L. Willcomb, express 

G. C. Fitz, do - 
R. Stone, for guide boards 
R. Stone, labor on E. house 
F. Willcomb, oil for engines 
Wm. Burgess, repairs on engines 
C. W. Chapman, repairing five ladders - 



40 00 


10 00 


4 62 


4 87 


20 00 


1 50 


75 


3 00 


1 00 


6 00 


6 00 


2 00 


5 00 


1 00 


2 50 


6 62 


7 47 


1 75 


6 00 


26 13 


60 00 


90 00 


3 50 


6 69 


2 91 


10 50 


3 75 


3 42 


5 50 


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Allowed Newman & Ordway, repairs on Engine 

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Lawrence & Co., repairs on Engine - 10 20 

Win. Newman, cleaning Engine - 2 -•> 

F. Watson, repairing no* - ■ ** , ' 11 
F. Willcomb, Bervicee as Clerk of Fire 

City of Boston for Fire Engme - - !-•> n 

A.. Blake, repairing and care Cown I Lock £\ OJJ 

« B. Newman, painting and -la/.n - •' "' 

Newman & Grdway, lamp chimney, and 
repairs Town house - - '''' 

George Haskell, legal advice - - w 

Win.'ii. Brown,horee hire School Com- 
mittee, 1860 - - - - ' 

W. & B. 11. Smith, iron work at 1 rebate 

Office- - - - - UU 

J. A. Newman, taking census school chU- 

dren, and revising non-resident tax bat, •» W 
D. C. Worcester, horse hire - - 14 -> 

Bern. Kimball, building fence at Cown 

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D. Cogswell & S.ms. oil and wicks tor . 

m _ l - 34 »>0 

I own QOUSe - - nn 

A. M. Perley, for Bheep killed by dogs - d uu 

George Wilfit, Bpecial police - - 1" W 

Harrison Smith, do do - " c oi 

Jeremiah Lord, travelling expenses - » *1 
Stephen Baker, attendance on Selectmen 

and Town house - - *qo* no 

Aid to families of Volunteers - - d8-o UJ 

$4985 57 

RECAPITULATION. 

Fire Department ^ i? 

Printing and Stationery - " ll * ^° 

Care of Town clock and ringing bell - 41 ou 

Fuel, oil &c, for town house - - ™ ** 

Attendance at town house - - £44 i - 

Aid to families of Volunteers - - ^o UU 

Other expenses - - - $4985 57 

Cr. By amount due from Commonwealth, 3464 01 
« « « « I. H. Clapp, 3 00 

Balance - - - 1518 56 
^ alance ' $4985 57 



HIGHWAYS AND BKIDGES. 

Allowed Josiah Lord, - - 393 66 

John Grant, - - 9 39 

Charles Giddings, - 48 79 

" Joseph Kinsman, - 89 04 

A. S. Howe, - - 34 85 

F. Bray, - - 59 06 

L. C. Pickard, - - 44 55 

" Joseph Farley, - - 261 04 

George W. Brown, - 376 68 

S. Goodwin, - - 70 01 

" Alfred Smith, - - 44 45 

" Ebenezer Harris, - 130 37 

" Joshua Lamson - - 42 32 

William Treadwell, - 93 79 

" James Williams, - 5 62 

Jacob S. Potter, - - 17 62 

" Joseph Perley, - - 7 83 

" Luther Chaplain, - 5 96 

F. P. Hale, - - 1 54 
John Kimball 3d, - 1 25 
O. Unclerhill, - - 33 00 
W. F. Conant, - - 58 25 
Daniel Conant, - - 22 35 
D. Haskell, Jr., - 2 62 
John Kimball, - - 13 30 

" James Griffin, - - 1 50 

« T. L. Warner, - - 7 25 

G. W. Warner, - - 33 50 
John W. Lord, - - 3 00 
William L. Lord, - 4 00 
D. L. Wade, - - 4 37 

" Josiah Kimball, - 3 00 

" John Eoberts, - - 18 38 

" Jonathan Foster, - 44 

" John Sherburne, - 32 87 

" C. W. Chapman. - 1 06 

" Erastus Clark, - - 1 00 

W. & B. H Smith, - 9 19 

T. L. Gwin, - - 1 92 

D. W. Appleton, - 4 87 

Isaac Kimball, - - 2 00 

Joseph Fellows, - - 1 75 

Amount carried forward, 11197 33 



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Moses ( Mark, 

James ( rwinn, 
John Brown, 
I). L Hodgkins, 
Eben Fall," 
W. B. Kinsman, 

Patrick Wcddy, - 

Lewis ( 'hoate, 

Sylvanus ( 'aldw ell, 

Thomas Brown, - 

A. B. Fellows, - 

W. (J. Brown, - 
L. Titcomb, 
I. K. Jewett, 

Foster Russell, - 

Jeremiah Lord, - 

Stephen Baker, - 



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2 30 
L2 50 

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87 56 

68 

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25 92 

1 26 

1 00 

•J 40 

25 00 

1 75 



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Fxpensc of building new road and bridge, 7892 -- 
Cr. By amount received from Coun- 
ty of Essex, - 2500 00 

By sales of lumber, - 113 19 

Stone on hand, - - 24 00 

2637 19-5256 03 



$7744 76 



POOR. 

Allowed William Stone, wood 
John Kimball, do 
N. H. Lavalette, do 
David E us sell, do 
George E. Lord, do 
A. Caldwell, do 

G. W. Howe, do 
Joseph H. Lord, do 
Samuel Foster, do 
Joseph Conant, do 
A. M. Perley, do 
Emerson Howe, do 
A. S. Howe, do 



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24 00 


21 00 


7 88 


30 00 


21 75 


4 08 


7 56 


21 00 


6 00 


18 19 


24 07 


22 44 



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Mrs. John Hovey, 
Mrs. John Hovey, 
Mrs. Buzzell, 



Amount brought forward, 
Allowed Nat. Goodhue, piling and measuring wood 
" R. T. Dodge, coal, 
W. G. Brown, do 
" A. M. Tozer, aid to poor travellers 
Jacob B. Tenny, do do 

Eastern R. R. Co., fares for do 
Dr. J. E. Bomer, medical services 

E. Seward, rent for Mrs. D. Jewett 
M. S. Russell, do 
J. T. Dodge, do 
P. Riley, do 
S. N. Baker, do 
Manning Dodge, rent for S. Jewett and 

Mrs. Rust, 

D. L. Hodgkins, rent for Mrs. Knox, 
S. Coburn, do Mrs. L. Hovey 
Levi Lord, do Mrs. E. Ross, 
Joanna McDole, do J. Bogart 
Mary Dole, do Mrs. Dudley 
Union Store, div. 631, partial supplies 
Manasseh Brown, do 
Manning Dodge, do 
I. K. Jewett do 

F. Willcomb, do 

E. Cogswell & Son, do v 
D. Cogswell & Sons, do 
Asa Lord, do 
A. P. Howe, support of his mother, 
County of Essex, board of S. Burnham 

do do do and clothing of 

S. Fellows, 
County of Essex, board of T. Brown 
D. Clarke, coffin &c, for Sarah Howe 
D. Clarke, do Mr. Dudley 

D. Clarke, do J. Wells 

City of Lynn, support of Susan Porter, 
City of Salem, do Mrs. Durgin 

Town of Haverhill, support of Mrs. Foster 
Town of Maiden, do E. ^afford, 

Mary W. Mahon, aid to E. Gaines 
Margaret McMahon, do Mrs. McGrath . 
Jonathan Foster, funeral charges D. Knee- 
land, . 



$239 40 
6 04 
35 22 
43 71 
46 63 
9 00 
18 00 

24 50 
12 00 
16 00 
1100 

5 00 
10 00 

22 00 
12 00 
12 00 

12 00 

6 25 
5 00 
158 

13 00 
9 4T 

35 12 

25 14 
9 50 

13 38 

9 81 

35 00 

39 00 

79 43 

4 28 
10 50 
16 75 
12 00 

23 00 
32 18 
28 11 
16 28 
12 00 

7 00 

2 00 



$980 38 



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Rent, 

Fuel, 

Support in other town-, 

Partial supplies, 

Aid to poor travellers, 
County of Essex, 



Cr. By amount due from town of Ajndover, 7 00 

" k " of Danvers, T8 B7 

" Wk received from Commonwealth, 6 00 

k > Townoi Medway, 5 87 



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295 99 


99 -~>7 


265 23 


7:^ 63 


122 71 



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Allowed Selectmen, Assessors, &c, salari 

Jeremiah Lord. Treasurer and Collector, 
Alfred Kimball, Clerk, salary, - 

" " recording births, mar- 

riages and deaths, - 
Robert Southgate, School Committee, 
George R. Lord, 
John A. Newman, 

John H. Varrell, notifying town meeting, 
John Kimball 3d, notifying town meeting 

and officers, - 
Daniel Haskell, Jr., notifying town meeting 
Harrison Smith, " " " 

G. W. Sherburne, returning deaths, 
D. Clarke, 
Jonathan Foster, 
Asher Blake, 



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200 00 


25 00 


30 39 


30 00 


30 00 


25 00 


3 00 


14 70 


2 50 


6 00 


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2 90 


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$572 69 



LIQUOR AGENCY. 



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Stock on hand, March 1, 1861, 

Liquor purchased, 

Paid Agent, salary, 

Paid for rent, 

Freight and other expenses, 

Due E. F. Porter for liquors, 

Balance gained in trade, - 



$220 43 

- 1,309 35 

- 150 00 

- 16 00 

- 42 44 

- 49 04 

- 326 87 



$2,114 13 



Cr. 



By amount of sales, - $1,760 37 

Stock on hand March 1, 1862, - 311 70 
Liquor for farm and engines, - 14 77 
Cash in Agent's hands Mar. 1, 1862, 27 29 



$2,114 13 



EXPENSES OF FARM. 



Allowed Gilbert Conant, balance due for 1860, 
John Marshall, Superintendent, 
J. A. Newman, Chaplain, 1860 and 1861, 
Hannah B. Marshall, labor, 
Thomas Haines, 
William Marshall, 
William Collins, 
James P. Jewett, 
J. J. Fowler, 
T. Wildes, 
James Caldwell, 
D. C. Worcester, 
D. S. Russell, 

F. J. Bodwell, 
Luther Nourse, 
Emeline Chapman, 
William L. Lord, 
Luther Lord, 
James Williams, 
William Lord, Jr., 
Asa Holmes, 

S. N. Baker, clothing, - 
N. R. Wait, shoes, 
Nathaniel Goodhue, shoes, 

G. W. Ellis, 
J. A. Johnson, 



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150 00 
30 00 
42 00 
118 00 
97 50 
64 50 
33 40 

1 00 
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6 38 
26 00 
33 00 

6 50 
118 62 

28 50 

2 50 

2 50 

3 00 

7 50 
5 85 

16 25 

3 00 

33 

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2 92 



Amount carried forward, 



$918 04 



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Amount brought forward, - QM* M 

Allowed Worcester & Jewett, meat, - \[ ;- 

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J. B. Smith, for oxen, 



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J. E. Bonier, medical services, - 



,1 . I). .^1111111, IWI "-^ ■■« 1 - .. 

\V. F. Treadwell, difference in oxen, - LO uu 

e!. Grwmn, »« nn 
L. C. Pickard, , 

Manasseb Brown, For groceries, - - _'•' . 

I. K.Jewett, " »'"' ""' l - 1l ":':', 

" I diod Store, 1og 
K. Cogswell & ><.n, " and tools, \jA « 

1). Cogswell & Sons, M - - ** J; 

Asa Lord, . - n 

Daniel Clark, coffin for D. Kneeland, - o ou 

W. Fellows, - 6 00 

R. T. Dodge, coal, " v i f { \ 

W.G.Brown," - - " ^ 

" James Damon, com, - "1 *? 

S. N. Ajres, ox yoke, - - - J> JJJJ 

[ra Worcester, " - " * ™ 
Newman & Ordway, Btores and tin ware, 49 Z» 

" Foster Russell, labor and stock, - ~ 91 i q 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber, - " fj 0? 

S.Caldwell, " . " " ^qq 

D. T. Perley, potatoes and pig, - " q 1 4 

John Worth, soap and pig, - - jjj 

F. L. Wood, blacksmith work, - 10 w 

- W. & B. H. Smith, " - - 22 *6 

William Hall, bread, - - " 1 SI 

William White, " - - ' ntt 



G. C. Fitz, blankets, &c, - " j'° 

" B. Newman, painting, - ' ^ 

6 « E. Kimball, repairs, - ^ 

" M. Poor, blacksmith work, - ' ™ 

Hart, Taylor & Co., buffalo robe, - < OU 

« John Lane, sled, - 1 ^ 

Caleb Lord, damage to hay, - ' ouu 

Bills paid by Superintendent, - "97* 

« John Marshall, sundries, - " J tX 

Amount due Superintendent, - - l^ u u " 

12,368 b£> 



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RECAPITULATION. 



Labor, 


. $897 25 


Stock, .... 


156 00 


Groceries, Tools and Clothing, 


843 97 


Fuel, .... 


94 30 


Sundries, 


263 78 


Paid G. Conant, balance for 1860, 


108 25 




$° 363 5*5 






EECEIVED FKOM SALES FROM FARM. 


For English Hay, 


. $361 32 


" Salt Hay and Thatch, 


122 42 


*' Cattle, 


210 00 


" Pigs, 


89 50 


" Beef and Pork, . 


160 04 


" Calves, 


1100 


" Sheep, 


33 00 


" Butter, 


45 73 


" Hides and Tallow, 


10 48 


" Chickens, 


6 30 


" Eggs, . 


6 60 


Apples and Pears, „ . 


44 69 


" Potatoes, 


1 00 


" Squashes 


1 00 


" Tomatoes, 


6 37 


" Cucumbers and Peppers, 


150 


" Wool, . 


4 50 


" Scythe, 


75 


" Ashes and Grease, 


5 86 




$1,122 06 


Increase personal property, 


550 47 


Use of team on new road, 


250 00 




1 qoo £Q 







Net cost of Poor at the Farm, 



$441 02 



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INVENTORY OF PKOPERTY AT THE FARM. 









STOCK, A(. 












L861. 




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Oxen, - 


- 


11 


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.<r,nn mi 




60 00 


('o\\-. 


- 


12 


165 <»i» 


L3 


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Bull, - 


- 


1 


20 00 


1 


SO mi 






licit. is. 


- 




mi 




nil 






Steers, 3 yeai i 


Id, 


4 


L50 00 


ii 


1 50 00 




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Yearlings, - 


- 


4 


48 no 


< 


84 mi 


(HI 




Borses, 


- 


• > 


90 10 


•_> 


90 00 






Shouts, 


- 


6 


72 00 


7 


>1 nn 


12 nn 




Sheep, 


- 


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I.", (Ml 


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15 mi 


Fowls, 


- 


30 


9 90 


32 


in :.7 


no 07 




Borse Wagon, 


- 


1 


45 mi 


1 


1". nn 






Sleigh, 


- 


1 


L5 00 


1 


15 no 






Ox Wagons, 


- 


•^ 


160 00 


.» 


L60 00 






Carts, 


- 




100 00 


•> 


L00 nn 






Sled, 


- 


2 


L5 00 


1 


15 nn 






Ploughs, 


- 


6 


65 00 


6 


V. no 






Harrow, 


- 


1 


7 00 


1 


7 00 






Wood, cords 


- 


10 


60 00 


20 


120 no 


60 00 




Winnow Mill, 


- 


1 


8 00 


1 


8 00 






Coal, tons - 


- 


1* 


17 50 


3* 


24 50 


7 00 




Groceiies, &e., 


- 




25 00 




30 00 


5 00 




Stoves, 


- 


6 


45 00 


6 


60 00 


15 00 




Furniture & Bedding, 


231 00 




231 00 






Tools, &c., 






150 00 




150 00 








2,526 40 


2,437 07 


135 67 


225 00 








1,186 30 




1,826 10 


758 70 


118 90 




3,712 70 


4,263 17 


894 37 


343 90 












3,712 70 


343 90 





$550 47 $550 47 



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INVENTOEY OF PEOPEETY AT THE FARM. 



PRODUCE, &c. 







L861. 

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Value. 


No. 


Value. 


Increase. 


Decrease 


Corn, bushels, - 


75 


$75 00 


125 


$125 00 


$50 00 




Barley, " 


6 


6 00 


38 


38 00 


32 00 




Beans, " 


3 


6 00 


4 


8 00 


2 00 




Potatoes, " 


100 


50 00 


250 


125 00 


75 00 




Roots, " 


10 


5 00 


30 


15 00 


10 00 




Beef, barrels, - 


2 


34 00 


1 


17 00 




17 00 


Pork, " 


H 


124 00 


6 


132 00 


11 00 




Cider, " 


7 


21 00 


3 


9 00 




12 00 


Apples, " 


3 


9 00 


^ 


7 50 




1 50 


Soap, " 


4 


16 00 


H 


14 00 


21 00 


2 00 


Ham, lbs. 


125 


15 00 


300 


26 00 






Lard, " 


60 


8 40 


100 


14 00 


3 60 




Tallow, " 


10 


1 00 


12 


1 20 


20 




Dried Beef, lbs. - 


100 


12 00 


40 


4 80 




7 20 


Butter, " - 


30 


8 40 


40 


11 20 


2 80 




English Hay, tons 


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2 91 


35 


597 00 


306 00 




Salt Hay, " 


5 


50 00 


18 


180 00 


130 00 




Black grass, " 


30 


360 00 


36 


432 00 


72 00 




Thatch, " 


10 


60 00 









60 00 


Straw, " 







3 


30 00 


30 00 




Second crop, 


2 


28 00 


1 


14 00 




14 00 


Wool, lbs. 


8 


2 80 









2 80 


Yarn, " 







4 


4 50 


4 50 




Pickles, gall. 


2 


80 


6 


2 40 


1 60 




Squashes, lbs. 




1 00 


300 


6 00 


5 00 




Apple Sauce, 




2 40 









2 40 


Dried Apples, 




2 50 




2 50 







1,186 30 



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EXPENSES AND INCOME FOE THE YKAK L861. 

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Ai.rt paid for current expenses, - ^^j'; •■// 

feee and salaries, •'•- J-. 

Highwaysand Bridj ..» » » •« 

Balanceon Pooraco'1 698 I » 

Farm Balance, - 1 f 

[nteresl on Town notes, OT » •_••; 

LbatemenU to Jer. Lord 405 .- 

m to ffm.T. Asn-ill 86 65 

Discount on taxea - ll [\\ 
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Amount raised, exclusiye of highway, 

Bchool, County and >tate tax,. - ^ { 2Z 

Highway tax, - " \ . . -- 

Overlay on taxes and additions, - ijj «« 

Received from Town house, - « • n<) 

Kent of hay scales, - ' R .,. 

" Turkey Shore pasture, - Jjj 

Doglicenses, - " J I >; 

Profit of bquor agency, - - ' 

Sale of scales and measures, § - .' 

Balance, being expense above moome u,M l ^ ^ ^ 

Jeremiah Lord Treasurer and Collector. 

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Balance in his hands, March 1,1861, $3,900 14 

Tax list, 1861, State tax, - - *< ' ^ 

County tax, - Jijw 14 

Town " - " 9 > 73 Jg 
Tax, additions to Town tax, - 

Eeceived from Committee school fund, 10b -» 

« Income from Town house, - < < vu 

m Cash from liquor agent, - ^'^ 

« Kent of bay scales, - ■ ' uu 
« Kent of pasture at Turkey 
Shore - - " 

« County of Essex for new road 2,500 00 

« Town of Medway, - *> df 

u « Southboro' - 4 ou 

Amount carried over - $21,567 82 



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Amount brought forward, $20,567 82 

Received sales of lumber new bridge, 113 19 

" for dog licenses, - - 66 10 

" " sales from farm, - 1,076 78 
" " sale of old balances and 

measures, - 10 63 

" from Commonwealth, - 5 00 

money hired on Town notes 6,950 00 



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Cr. 

By orders drawn by Selectmen, . $19,475 19 

" Abatements of Taxes of 1859, '60 

and '61, . . .405 72 

" Cash paid interest on Town notes, 974 35 

" Discount on taxes paid, . . 412 64 

" Cash paid State tax, . . 477 00 

" " County tax, . . 1,905 14 

u Bounty on crows' heads, . 36 
Amount paid for the aid of families of 

volunteers, . . . 3,825 00 
" Uncollected taxes for 1858, (estate 

John Patch) . . . 50 34 

" Uncollected " 1859, est J. Patch 48 20 

" 1860, 89 51 

" 1861, 284 74 

Cash on hand, . . . 841 33 



$28,789 52 



Town of Ipswich in balance of all accounts. 

Dr. 

To notes payable, . . . $23,815 00 

Schools, undrawn balances, . 1,036 09 

Interest due and not paid, . . 67 37 

Balance in favor of the Town, . 7,690 50 



$32,608 96 



Cr. 

By balance in the hands of Jeremiah 

Lord, .... $1,31412 

Liquors, cash, &c, in agents hands, 338 79 

Amount due from Commonwealth of 

Massachusetts, . . . 3,464 01 

Amount due from Town of Andover, 7 00 

Danvers, 78 87 



Amount carried over, $000 00 



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Amount brought forward, 8000 00 

Amount due from [gaac II. Clapp, 8 ,,( > 

Town Farm, . . . 16,000 I 

Town lion . . . 2,000 00 

Three safi 

Furniture and Scal< . . 100 00 

Woodland in Linebrook, . 800 I 

( lornmon fields, . 66 00 

Thatch Bank at Great flats, . 50 00 

Cross's " . . 2.'> <»<) 

Land <»n Turkey Shore, . 150 00 

Wood house and wood, . . 250 00 

Powder house and gravel pit, . loll IH) 

Gravel pit in Scott's lane, . . 150 00 

" by Grammar school-house, 100 ,,() 

" at Bayfield brid . 25 00 

J. B. Brown, . L50 00 

Candlewood, 

s. Goodwin's, . 125 00 

Hay scales, . . . 00 00 

Town Pounds, . . . V)0 00 

Engines, apparatus, and houst . '2.100 00 

Personal property at the farm, . 4,263 17 

REMARKS. 

The average number of paupers on the farm during the 
past year was sixteen. The balance against the farm, 
§441.02, and the interest on its value, $840.00, making the 
average cost of support 81.54 per week. The whole number 
of transient persons stopping at the almshouse during the 
year was 86. 

Of the 62,189.73 expended for highways, (exclusive of ex- 
pense of building the new road and bridge,) the amount paid 
for clearing snow, mostly in the months of March and April, 
1861, was about 81000. 

J. A. XETTMAX, 

LEVI LOED, Auditors. 

GEO. R. LORD, 



632,608 96 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, 



Ml and 



* 



FINANCIAL CONDITION 

OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



MADE MARCH 2, 1863. 



LYNN: 

PRINTED BY KIMBALL & MERRITT. 
* 1863. 






A-INTNTTT^L REPORT. 



CURRENT EXPENSES. 

Allowed M. G. Lord, catting wood for T. B SI 00 

« Abraham Caldwell do do (1861-2,) 9 

" Emerson Howe do do 6 50 

« Daniel Cogswell, oil, do 6 98 

" Union Stoi do do 5 L0 

" Newman & Ordway, chimneys, do 40 

u Jacob Low, mending window.-, do 50 
" Stephen Baker, attendance and care of T. 

lloi CI 75 

" GeorgQ C. Lord, cleaning Engine No 2, 4 <"> 

" Asa Lord, rent for do do G 00 

'* Asa Lord, lanthorns, oil and fluid, do 5 42 

" Asa Lord, refreshments to Engine men, 3 30 
" Robert Stone, labor and stock. Engine N -. 1 00 
" Eben Kimball, mason work, E. House No. 2, 5 25 

" Edward Lord, gravel for Engine Hon- 2 00 

" I. K. Jewett, oil for Engine No. 3, 44 

" J. L. Akerraan, painting do do 30 00 

" John Hodgkins, repairs on do do 50 

M F. Mitchell, rent for do do 6 00 

" W. & B. II. Smith, repairs 'do do 1 33 

I. K. Jewett, sponge for do No. 1, 1 50 

T. B. Chapman, labor on do do 3 00 

C. W. Chapman, do do do 1 70 
Engine men, Co. No. 1, 76 00 

do do do 2, 67 50 

« do do do 3, 81 00 

" James Boyd & Sons, repairs on hose, &c, 17 25 

Wm. Burgess, repairs on Engines, 5 00 

F. Watson, repairs on Engine and hose, 12 17 

D. L. Willcomb, express for Engines, 5 00 

G. C. Fitz, do do 5 75 
G. C. Fitz, do 4 59 
D. L. Willcomb, do 6 38 

" NT. R. Wait, repairs on E. harness and bbls., 2 25 

" Newman & Ordway, repairs on Engine, 1 24 

" G. W. Sherburne, ringing bell, for 1861, 20 00 

Amount carried forward, $467 10 



u 
u 
a 
H 

u 



3 

Amount brought forward, $467 10 

Allowed G. W. Sherburne, ringing bell for 1862, 8 33 

" W. T. Averill, do do do 9 18 

« A. Blake, care of Town Clock, 20 00 

" G. C. Rand, printing Town Reports, 20 00 

" T. J. Hutchinson, do School do 20 89 

" C. W. Swazey, do tax bills, notices, &c, 14 25 

" Kimball & Merritt, do Report, New Road, 20 25 

" G. Sargent and J. Clark, distributing Reports, 2 00 

" Wm. E. Wilson, military roll, 3 °° 

" J. E. Bonier, examining volunteers, ^* 2^ 

" A. R. Gay, stationery for treasurer, 1 75 

" A. Kimball, stationery and rec. deed, 1 62 

il I. K. Jewett, stationery, ?8 

" J. A. Newman, census of school children, 10 00 

" J. A. Newman, auditing accounts, 10 00 

« D. L. Willcomb, lock for P. Office, 75 

" George Haskell, professional service, 9 00 

" Daniel Cogswell, stationery, 2 47 

" A. Cogswell, labor on fence to B. Ground, 2 75 

" A. Cogswell, postage, 3 19 

" Chas. Giddings, rem'g stone from B. Ground, 2 50 

" John Sherburne, labor on B. Ground, 2 00 

« A. Hale, rent for Hearse House, (1861-2,) 8 00 

" Charles Rand, labor on New Road, 1 00 

" Jere'h Lord, trav. expenses, stationery, &c, 11 05 

" D. C. Worcester, horse hire and teaming, 

(1861-2,) 10 25 

" D. Clarke, burying soldiers, 4 58 

" Aid to families of volunteers, 9768 06 



RECAPITULATION. 

Fire Department, $344 60 

Printing and Stationery, 93 06 

Care of Town Clock and ringing bell, 57 51 

Fuel, oil, &c, for Town House, 29 78 

Attendance at Town House, 61 75 

Aid to families of volunteers, 9768 06 

Other expenses, 100 99 

Cr. By amount due from Commonwealth, 

from Mar. 1, '62, to Mar. 1, 63, 9768 06 
Balance, 687 69 



$10,455 75 



$10,455 75 



$10,455 75 



4 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

Allowed Nathaniel Harris, teaming lumber, 

" Joeiah Lord, clearing snow, 45 

« Eben. Harris, do 81 

" Wm. Wade, do do 141 57 
" David Poster, do da 

•• Joseph Farley, do do 79 

Jed. Chapman, labor^on New Road, 2 00 

« W. II. Spofford, do do 2 <>«> 

« B. Peabody, do do 2d 

h F. Mitchell, do do 

u Wm. G. Brown, atone for draii 21 00 

F. Russell, labor & Btook, G. Bridge, 6 64 

1). L Hodgkios, Lnmber, 
« s. Caldwell, lumber, 

" Thomas Brown, labor un highway, 87 40 

Win. Chapman, do do 142 

« Joeiah Lord, t\o do 40 00 

Cha-. Giddingg, do do :;<> ."'1 

Joseph Farley, do do 2- v i 

Wm. F. Wade, do do '01, 12 11 

Ephraim Foster, do do '17 

Jacob L. Potter, do do 1" 68 

Luther Chaplin, do do 8 25 

Joseph Kin-man, do do 75 26 

Wm. Wade, do do 2 4:) 

L. C. Pickard, do do 17 51 

« Eben. Harris do do 10 99 

" Alfred Smith, do do 34 46 

u Daniel^Conant, do do 13 19 

Daniel Kimball, do do 87 88 

Randall Andrews, do do 5 83 

Wm. H. Kinsman, do do 51 99 

Daniel Boynton, do do 14 30 

John Brown, do do 17 07 

" Joseph Fellows, do do 1 75 

« Dan'l T\ r . Appleton, do do 5 14 

« J. J. Philbrooks, do do 8 00 

" Moses Clark, do do 2 38 

« N. P. Smith, do do 1 87 

" L. Titcomb, do do 9 82 

" E. L. Weymoute jr. do do 50 

Amount carried forward, SI 170 21 



t( 



(i 



Amount brought forward, $11 70 21 



Allowed Wm. Lord 


jr., labor on highway, 


102 94 




u 


A. B. Fellows, do 


do 


6 26 




ii 


David Russell, do 


do 


17 12 




a 


J. Leighton, do 


do 


4 75 




tt 


Wm. Reedy, do 


do 


2 00 




a 


W. J. Goodwin, do 


do 


5 62 




a 


Thomas Si 


;aniford, do 


do 


4 86 




u 


Stephen Jewett, do 


do 


1 12 




u 


Joseph H. 


Lord, do 


do 


7 00 




a 


George E. 


Lord, do 


do 


3 87 




a 


John W. Gould, do 


do 


1 50 




a 


Levi Lord 


, do 


do 


50 




a 


Patrick Reedy, do 


do 


2 00 




u 


John Roberts, do 


do 


8 63 




u 


Benjamin '. 


Kimball, do 


do 


30 00 




u 


Ira Worcester, do 


do 


4 50 




a 


John Day 


do 


do 


1 56 












$1Q7/I AA 










THE APPORTIONMENT 






Of money to each of the Highway ! 


Districts was as follows, viz : 


District No. 1, 


$165 00 


Daniel Kimball, Surveyor. 




No. 2, 


80 00 


David Russell, 


a 




No. 3, 


155 00 


Oliver Underhill, 


a 




No. 4, 


125 00 


Wm. Chapman, 


ii 




No. 5, 


100 00 


Benj. Kimball, 


a 




No. 6, 


30 00 


Wm. H. 


Kinsman, 


a 




No. 7, 


27 00 


Asa Kinsman, 


it 




No. 8, 


40 00 


Thomas Brown, 


ti 




No. 9, 


24 00 


John Brown, 


tt 




No. 10, 


131 32 


Wm. Lord jr., 


a 




No. 11, 


26 00 


Daniel Conant, 


a 




No. 12, 


36 00 


Eph. Foster, 


tt 




No. 13, 


17 00 


Jacob S. 


Potter, 


a 




No. 14, 


34 00 


Daniel Boynton, 


ti 




No. 15, 


30 00 


John Low, 


tt 




$1020 32 








POOR. 









Allowed Eastern Railroad, fare to poor travellers, $1 80 

«' A. M. Tozer, aid do do 14 17 



Amount carried forward, SI 5 97 



Amount brought forward, 
Allowed S. DtDren, b'ri of M. A. Grvn i, (18fl-2 

City of Lynn, P. S. to B P ter, 

Aaivn G !. ird ( .t' I ' 

CStj f Newb'yp't, sop'es to pftopers, -61,) 

City - \ >Wt, do do :.l,) 

Ai [fin, Furl, 

" City of Solon, rapporf of Mrs. Dorsin, 

■ Town of Haverhill, rapport of Ifn. Foster, 

■ Marv W. Mmhon, aid t<- B. Gaines, 
" State Beform 8 

D.mi.-l BojDtoo, rout for K. Clarke. 
Luther Lord, do Mrs. Jewett, ('61- 

Joanna M. Dole, do J. l; 



SI 5 07 



it 

M 
U 

M 
M 



Oliver Appleton, do 

Marv Dole, do 

M. B. BojooH ,] ' 

P. Kil.y. do 

Manning DodgO, do 

D. L. Hodgkine, do 

Am Lord, do 

Levi Lord, do 

v .hen Coburn, do 

Wm, Gr. Brown, do 



& Goodwin, 

Mrs. Dud'. 

MlS, B. Hai: 

Mrs, .1. Hoi • y. 

8 Jewell and J. Rod 

Ifn, K 'X, 

S. Poor, 

Mrs. J. W. Ross, 
Ifn. Levi 1^ 
Bin. Buzzell, 



Levered Brown, partial BOpplk 

F. Willcomb, do 

D. Cogswell, do 
S. H. Green, do 
Union Store, do 

E. Cogswell & Son, do 
Asa Lord, do 
I. K. Jewett, do 

J. K. Chapman, board of A. Wallis, 

TTm. G. Brown, coal. 

Wm. G. Brown, wood, 

R. T. Dodsre, coal, 

G W. Ellis, shoes for M. Wvatt, 

G. W. Davis, use of hack to Farm, 
Wm. F. Conant, wood, 

Samuel Foster, wood, 
[Gilbert Conant, wood, 
Jedediab Chapman, hauling wood, 
N. Goodhue, measuring and piling wood, 



104 
188 

IS 

11 
12 

8 
10 

10 

12 

12 
12 
12 

10 
2 

1 2 
4 
1 
2 
3 

28 
5 

16 

73 
140 

64 
1 

26 

6 

14 

24 

5 



50 
W 

*s 
•11 
00 
36 
00 

M 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 
56 

75 

50 
50 
20 

42 

80 
27 
00 
45 
00 
75 
57 
50 
62 
64 
64 



Amount carried forward, 



$1378 24 



Amount brought forward, $1378 24 

Allowed I. T. Harris, care of Mrs. I. Pickard, 4 50 

" Lydia Annable, care of D. Jewett, 14 00 

11 D. Clarke, funeral expenses of W. Proudlove, 11 00 

" D.Clarke do of T. Brown, 10 00 

« J. Flitner, M. S. & attend. S. Poor & Jewett, 14 00 

" J. E. Bomer, do do Mrs. Dudley, 

" Mrs. John Smith, aid to Mrs. Poor, 

" A. Cogswell, aid to P. Cotter, $9 ; Bogart, $2 ; 

" A. Cogswell, aid to poor travellers, 

" D. Cogswell, school books, 

" W. K. Bell, do 2 46 

" Asa Lord do 7 16 

" D. C. Worcester, team, 5 25 



3 50 
12 00 



2 69 
2 22 



$1478 02 



RECAPITULATION. 



Rents, 


$186 04 


Fuel, 


355 69 


Supplies in other towns, 


646 45 


Partial supplies, 


259 82 


Aid to poor travellers, 


18 66 


State Reform School, (Westboro,) 


11 36 




fl 179 0° 






Cr. Received of Town of Hamilton, 


8104 00 


do do Attleboro, 


8 00 


do do Danvers, 


78 87 


Amount due from do 


77 90 


do do Commonwealth, 


5 00 


do do Andover, 


24 70 


do do Wenham, 


15 52 


28 cords wood on hand, 


196 00 


Balance against the poor, 


968 93 




<?1 4 7Q 0° 


FEES AND SALARIES 


i 


Allowed Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers, 


$200 00 


u Jeremiah Lord, Treasurer and Collector, 150 00 


" Alfred Kimball, Clerk, salary, 


25 00 


" " " rec. births, marriages & deaths, 24 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$399 00 



8 



Amount brought forward, 
John Q, Peabodji School Committe 
Geo. K. Lord, do 

Joe. E. Boner, do do 

Daniel Haskell, not if j ing Town Meetings, 

C W . Chapman, do do 

" '• police sen 

Harrison Smith, not'ng T. Bleating cV officers, 
J. Kimball, 8d, police gervicea, & 

George Sherburne, return of dea 

D. F. Dow, do do 

D. Clarke, do do 

W. T. Averill, do do 



1899 


on 




00 


30 


00 




00 




IK) 


:; 


50 


4 


no 


h n 


75 


i 


50 


i 


50 


i 


20 


a 


80 







$532 55 



LIQUOB AGENCY. 



Dr. Stock on hand, and cash ID 
hands, March 1, 1862, 
Liquor purchased, 
Paid agent's salary, 
Paid for rent, 
Freight, express and fuel. 
Paid United States License, 
Balance gained in trade. 



Cr. By amount of sales. 

Stock on hand, March 1, 18G3, 
Cash in agent's hands. 
Liquor for Farm and Engines, 



agent i 



L726 

147 

16 

44 

20 

184 



99 

11 
00 

no 

oo 

11 



$1968 00 

466 36 
25 25 

18 32 



42478 83 



-82478 83 



EXPENSES OF FARM. 

Allowed Robert Jordan, clothing for 1861, 



cc 


« ic 


do 1862, 


u 


S. N. Baker, 


do 1861, 


a 


F. Willcomb, 


do 


a 


a a 


groceries, 


u 


Leverett Brown, 


do 


a 


Joseph Butnam, 


do 


M 


Daniel Cogswell, 


do 



Amount carried forward. 



10 44 

16 37 
4 85 

33 00 
204 29 

23 57 
6 00 
8 44 

$206 96 



Amount brought forward, $306 96 

Mlowed Union Store, groceries, 80 

44 Stephen Coburn, do 10 77 

" Asa Lord, do and tools, 166 04 

44 E. Cogswell & Son, do do 35 15 

* I. K. Jewett, do do 19 58 

44 J. P. Jewett, shoes, 1 37 

44 G»W. Ellis, do 8 87 

" J. A. Johnson, do 11 26 

" John Marshall, Superintendent, 1 1-2 years, 450 00 

44 T. J. Haines, labor on Farm, 20 00 

44 Emeline Chapman, do do 13 50 

" John W. Rutheford, do do 2 92 

44 William Lord, do do 11 50 

44 J. Wormwood, do do 25 69 

" John W. Lord, do do 25 50 

44 James P. Jewett, do do 72 00 

" Hepsibeth Pingree, do do 42 50 

44 Horace Farnham, do do 25 00 

44 Robert Stone, do do 1 25 

44 Philip Kimball, do do 55 00 

44 Samuel Pickard, do do 8 25 

44 James Williams, do do 15 00 

44 John Lummus jr., do do 39 00 

44 JoelTibbets, do do 6 00 

44 E. W. Jewett, do do 16 25 

44 John Abbott, do do 54 00 

44 F. Bodwell, do do 20 50 

44 S. M. Rogers, do do 15 CO 

44 Perley Coombs, do do 27 50 

44 Abraham Lummus, wood, 3 75 

44 R. T. Dodge, coal, 88 76 

44 Isaac Flitner, physician, 30 00 

44 E. Fellows, difference in horses, 100 00 

44 E. E. Lummus, mowing machine, € 70 00 

44 Newman & Ordway, tin ware, 20 23 

44 William F. Treadwell, seed corn, 1 87 

" Foster Russell, labor on barn, 46 87 

44 « " labor and stock, 24 20 

44 D. L. Hodgkins, lumber, 17 70 

44 A. Titcomb, curing ham, 1 90 

44 John Hodgkins, repairs, 10 93 

44 W. & B. H. Smith, smith work, 15 49 



Amount carried forward, 



$1938 86 



10 

Amount brought forward. 

Allowed C. W. Chapman, smith work, 

" M. Poor, do 

<* M. Brown, meal, 

* John ShateweU, making cider, 

* Daniel L. Willeomb, crockery, 
44 J. II. Dunnels, pump boxes, ft 

■ ByWanui Caldwell, lumber, 

» J. S. Whipple, butchering, 

44 J. D. Cross, pig 

■ A. Cogswell, rye, calves and dog license, 
« « cultivator, 

44 J. Damon, corn and cow, 

44 J. "Worth, soup, 

44 "William G. Brown, use of horse, 

44 G. Conant, plank and pickaxe, 

44 N. C. Perkins, labor, 

44 B. Newman, glen and labor, 

« s. II. Green, meat, 

44 • Ira Worcester, calf, 

44 Charles Giddings, horse collar, 

44 D. C. Worcester, team, 



RECAPITULATION, 



S193!< 


*6 


11 


lb 


7 


G2 




90 


5 




1 


08 




50 


5 




1 


50 


8 


00 


12 


00 






38 


00 


3 


3G 


G 


00 


3 


16 


1 


00 


1 


21 


n - 
i 


42 


4 


00 


3 


50 


1 


50 



$2164 05 



Labor, S J96 36 



Stock, 



140 00 



Groceries, tools and clothing, 778 46 

Fuel 92 51 

Sundries, ™ '£ 

Paid J. Marshall, balance of 1861, lo0 00 

Repairs on buildings, &c, 143 90 



$2164 95 



11 

RECEIVED FROM SALES FROM FARM. 



For English Hay, 
" Salt Hay and Thateh, 


« 


Cattle, 


a 
it 


Pigs, 
Calves, 


ft 


Butter, 


it 


Hides and Tallow, 


ft 


Chickens, 


ft 
ft 

ft 


Eggs, 

Apples, 

Potatoes, 


ft 
ft 


Barley, 
Cucumbers, &c, 



$511 


91 


94 


75 


245 


00 


17 


60 


42 


00 


12 


60 


14 


62 


5 


67 


3 


76 


7 


22 


20 


57 


50 


17 



2 40 



$1028 27 
Deduct decrease of personal property, 217 77 



$810 50 



Net cost of Poor at the Farm, $1354 45 



12 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM. 







STOCK, 


ic. 










184 




1863. 

-A- 








/-■■ ■ ■■ 


Value. 




Value. 


Increase. 


■•case. 


Oxen, 


in 


§•00 00 


6 


00 




$200 00 


Cows, 


13 


455 00 


11 


420 00 




35 00 


Hull. 


1 


20 00 


1 


•J 5 00 


5 00 




Heifer*, 


3 


0.) 


7 


147 00 


84 00 




Yoarlings, 


7 


84 









84 00 


Horse?, 


2 


90 00 


2 


170 00 


• if) 




Colls, 







1 


50 00 


50 00 




Shoals, 


7 


I I 00 


6 


TJ 




12 00 


Kg^i 







11 


33 00 


33 00 




Fowls, 


n 


10 57 


2 2 


11 00 


43 




Horse Wagon, 


i 


45 00 


1 


45 00 






Sleigh, 


i 


18 oo 


1 


JO 00 


5 00 




Ox Wagons, 


2 


160 00 


2 


170 00 


10 00 




Cnrts, 


2 


100 00 


2 


100 00 






Sled, 


1 


15 00 


1 


15 00 






Ploughs, 


'6 


(J5 00 


6 


65 00 




• 


Harrow, 


1 


7 00 


1 


7 00 






Wood, cord*, 


20 


120 00 


14 


98 00 


22 00 




Winnow .Mill, 


1 


8 00 


1 


8 00 






Coal, tons, 


Si 


24 50 


3* 


28 CO 


3 50 




Groceries, 




30 00 




50 00 


20 00 




Stoves, 


6 


60 00 


6 


60 00 






Furniture, ^Bedding, 


Sac, 


231 00 




231 00 






Tools, &c, 




150 00 




150 00 






Mowing t Machine, 







1 


70 00 


70 00 




Cultivator, 







1 


5 50 


5 50 






5,437 07 


2,450 50 


366 43 


353 00 




1 

4 


,S16 10 




1,584 90 


113 70 


344 90 




,253 17 


4,035 40 


480 13 


697 90 




4,035 40 








480 13 



$217 77 



$217 77 



13 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM. 



PRODUCE, &c. 



1862. 



1863. 



Corn, bushels, 
Barley, " 
Beans, " 
Potatues, " 
Roots, " 
Beef, barrels, 
Pork, " 
Cider, M 
Apples, " 
Soap, 

Ham, lbs., 
Lard, 

Tallow, " 
D. Beef, H 
Butter, " 
English Hay, tons, 
Salt Hay, " 
Black Grass, " 
Thatch, 
Straw, " 

Litter, " 

Second Crop, 8 * 
Yarn, lbs., 
Pickles, gallons, 
Squashes, lbs., 
Dried Apples, lbs., 
Sheeting, yards, 
Oats, bushels, 



No. 

125 

38 

4 

250 

30 

1 

6 

3 

3k 

300 

100 

12 

40 

40 

35 

18 

36 



3 



1 

4 

6 

300 









Value. 
$125 00 
38 00 

8 00 
125 00 

15 00 

17 00 

132 00 

9 00 
7 50 

14 00 
26 00 
14 00 

1 20 
4 80 

11 20 
597 00 
180 00 
432 00 

30 00 

14 00 
4 50 

2 40 
6 00 
2 50 



No. 

75 

12 

4 

250 

30 

2 
5k 

9 
12 

3 

200 

105 

30 


35 
20 
27 
36 

5 
2i 

u 

1 

o 

6 

300 

20 

10 

15 



Value. 
$75 00 
12 00 
12 00 

125 00 
15 00 
34 00 

121 00 
18 00 
14 00 
12 00 
18 00 

14 70 
3 60 

10 50 

360 00 

202 50 

432 00 

30 00 

30 00 

8 00 

15 00 

2 50 

6 00 
1 60 

3 50 

9 00 



Increase. 



4 00 



17 00 

9 00 
9 50 



70 
2 40 



22 50 

30 00 

8 00 
1 00 

10 



3 50 
9 00 



Decrease. 

$50 00 

26 00 



11 00 



2 00 
8 00 



4 80 

70 

237 00 



4 50 



90 



$1,816 00 



$1,584 90 $113 70 $344 90 



14 
EXPENSES AND INCOMK FOR THE YEAR 1862. 

I \ CENSES. 

Amount paid for current expanses, 

" Pee and salaries, 532 

Highways and bridge i ;; ~ 1 -1 1 
•♦ Balance on Poor aoe't, 

* Farm balai 1;; 

«« Interest on Town Nod • - ■ 

•« Abatements to Jer. Lord, 4 19 

Discount on Tax* 470 53 

Interest on Bounty Notes, 107 25 



S9180 34 



INCOME. 



Amount raised, exclusive of highway, school,^ 

County and State taxes, 

Highway tax, 1000 I 

Overlay and additions on taxi 864 

Received from Town House, 61 76 

Rent of Hay Scales, 80 00 i 

" Turkey Shore Pasture, 4 75 

Dog licenses and tines, 111 1° 

Profit of Liquor Agency, 18 1 11 

Balance, being expense above income, 28 48 * * 



S9180 34 



Jeremiah Lord, Treasurer and Collector. 

Dr. 

Balance in his hands, March 1, 1862, $1314 12 

Tax list, 1862, State tax, 2862 00 

■« County tax, 1587 62 

" Town " 8268 25 

Tax, additions to Town tax, 17 92 

Received from Commonwealth, school fund, 125J66 

" Income from Town House, 61 76 

« Cash from Liquor Agent, 1948 90 

« Rent of Hay Scales, 80 00 

" Rent of Pasture at Turkey Shore, 4 75 

« of Town of Hamilton, 104 00 

«• " Attleboro, 8 00 

" " Danvers, 78 87 



Amount carried forward, $16,461 85 



15 

Amount brought forward, $16,461 $5 

Received for dog licenses and fines, 141 10 

" sales from Farm, 991 80 

" fm. Com'w'lth, aid fam. of vols. 2366 22 
" Money hired on Town Notes, 8150 00 
" " " Bounty notes, 13,220 00 

" Discount alPd by bounty on tax, 20 22 

$41351 19 

Cr. 

By orders drawn by Selectmen, 810,816 10 

" Abatement of taxes, 449 09 

" cash?paid interest on Town Notes, 1279 69 
" " " Bounty Notes, 107 25 

" Discount on taxes paid, 470 52 

" cash paid state and county tax, 4449 62 

Am't paid for aid to families of vols., 9768 06 

" " bounty to " 13,200 00 

Uncollected taxes for 1861-2, 358 05 

Cash on hand, 452 81 

$41,351 19 

Town of Ipswich in balance of all accounts. 

Dr. 

To notes payable, $45,185 00 

Schools, undrawn balances, 865 96 

Interest due and not paid, 157 12 



$46,208 08 



Cr. 

By balance in the hands of Jer. Lord, 810 86 

Liquors, cash, &c., in agent's hands, 491 61 

Am't due from State for aid to families, 11,028 66 

" Town of Andover, 24 70 

" " " Danvers, 77 00 

" Wenham, 15 52 

" I. H. Clapp, 3 00 

* C. H. Chapman, for drills, 10 00 

" " Jos. Batchelder, for E. hay, 23 34 

u J. Lord, $2 ; E. Clark, $14 ; 16 00 

'• *' State on pauper account, 5 00 

Town Farm, 16,000 00 



Amount carried forward, $28,505 $9 



16 



Amount brought forward, $28,505 VJ 

Town House, '00 00 
Three safes, 

Furnittire and seal 100 00 

Woodland at Linebrook, 200 00 

" Common Fields, Oft (0 

Thatch Bank at Great Flats, 250 09 

" Crop's " 25 00 

Land on Turkey Shore, 150 00 

Wood House and wood, I 00 

Powder House and Gravel Pit, I 00 

Gravel Pit in Scott's Lane, 15 u 00 

* by Grammar School House, 100 00 

« liaytield Bridge, 25 00 

" J. B. Brown'.-, 150 00 

« Candle wood, 50 00 

« S. Goodwin's, 125 00 

Hay Scales, 800 00 

Town Pounds, 100 00 

Engines, Apparatus and Houses, 2100 00 

Personal property at the Farm, 4035 40 

Balance against the Town, 7526 1 



REMARKS. 



$46,208 08 



The average number of paupers on the Farm during the past 

year was sixteen. The balance against the Farm, $1,354.45, 

and the interest on its value, $840.00, making the average cost 

of support $2.64 per week. The whole number of transient 

persons stopping at the Almshouse during the year was 37. 

State aid, at the present time, is paid as follows, viz : — 

To 39 families who receive, each, $1, per week, S2028 00 

36 " " " " $2 " " 3744 00 

39 " * " " 812 per month, 5616 00 



114 families. 



Total, 



Amount of bounty paid to 39 men, $200 00 each, 
» » " " " 36 " $150 00 " 



$11,388 00 

$7800 00 
5400 00 



$13,200 00 

AARON COGSWELL, ) Selectmen 
FREDERIC WILLCOMB, \- of 
JOSEPH COGSWELL, ) Ipswich. 

Ipswich, March 2, 1863. 



THE 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



KECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, &c, 



OF THE 



1 



FOR THE TEAR ENDING MARCH 1, 1864. 



s a. L e :m: : 

Printed by Charles W. Swasey, 27 Washington Street. 

1864. 



REPORT. 



CURRENT EXPENSES. 

Fire Department 

Paid Samuel II. Baker for oiling Ekigine Eoee. .. $"> 50 
Russell, Archer & Giaaier, repain on Engine 

House 60 25 

Thomas Wildes, for ditto 175 

D. L. Hodgkins for lumber for ditto 16 12 

James Boyd & Sons for repain on Engine 

Hose 6 00 

John Pingree for repairs on Engine House. . 1 00 
F. Willeomb for services as clerk of Fire-. . 

wards for 1862 5 00 

Aaron P, Ross for repairs of Engine Hose. 2 10 

D. L. Willeomb for repairs of Hose and ex- 
press 5 25 

Asa Lord for land rent for Engine House ... 6 00 

F. Mitchell for ditto 6 00 

David H. Poor, watching fire one night 1 50 

Silas Poor for ditto 1 50 

George C. Lord for ditto 1 50 

Engine men No. 1 80 00 

" " 2 90 00 

" " 3 80 00 

John H. Blake cleaning and oiling Hose. . . 6 75 

Thomas B. Chapman for ditto 400 

E. A. G\ Boulestone for Badges for Engineers 6 00 
Fenton Watson, packing Engine and repairs 

on Hose, 14 50 

Asa Lord for fluid, oil &c. for Engines 5 68 

D. C. Worcester for hauling Engines to fires, 

1862-1863, 7 00 

Edward Lord for hauling stone and gravel for 

Engine House 3 00 



$ 416 40 



Clock and Bell. 

Paid William T. Averill for ringing bell 20 00 

John H. Blake, for care and repairs of town 

clock 23 00 

D. M. Tyler for ditto 3 50 

D. L. Willcomb for ditto, 2 00 



Printing and Stationery. 

F. Willcomb for stationery, 3 57 

T. Groom and Co. for ditto 7 85 

Aaron Cogswell for Journal 4 25 

William Schouler for Volunteer Record Book 9 66 
Whipple & Smith for Highway Records .... 300 
Rufus Kimball, printing Town and School Re- 
ports 47 00 

Charles W. Swasey, printing tax bills 9 25 

J. E. Farwell, printing recruiting posters. . . 2 50 

Alfred Kimball for stationery, stamps &. . . . 1 27 



Repairs on Town House. 

Sylvanus Caldwell for shingles 163 29 

Russell, Archer & Glazier for labor 69 73 

I. K. Jewett for nails &c 15 98 

D. L. Willcomb for windows 16 14 



Fuel and Oil. 

Union Store, Div. 631 for oil for Town. . . . 

House 23 76 

Mark Newman for lamp wicks 70 

A. D. Waitt for wood 10 62 

Isaiah Rogers for sawing and splitting wood. 6 82 



Miscellaneous. 

John H. Varrell for postage 1 90 

John Warner for advertising Town Farm. . . 13 50 
Jerh. Lord for extra services as Treas. and 

Collector, 1862 25 00 

Harrison Smith for taking census of school 

children and enrolled militia 1200 

Harrison Smith for police services 5 75 

Benjamin Newman for painting guide boards. 5 40 

E. P. Robinson for copying military Records. 10 00 

George C. Fitz for express 4 97 

George Hodgdon for one sheep killed by dog. 8 00 



$48 50 



$88 35 



$265 14 



$41 90 



1 

Paid George Willett for distributing TWn Rep 

L862 1 50 

lv Cogg-wtll and BOD fot faff*] tor Bum in- 

Ground 1 25 

Daniel Clark for small pos Bag 60 

P. Willoomb for nails and glass '>6 

1>. C. Worcester for 1i<t-<- hire for County 

Oomariamoneri 8 • ,l1 

I). L. Bodgkma for lum bei for "Lookup". 26 10 
[grae] K. Jeweti for mafteriali for " • 10 80 
Jeremiah Lord for travelling ex jKiir, stamps, 

fee 17 681 

Stephen Baker f"r labor and material!! for 

Loeknn 61 

Stephen Baker t'<»r atteodanoeon Selectmen,. 14 U0 

Stephen Baker for attendance on Auditors, 

BOAJmeen, and Committees 32 .i0 

$ 247 98 

/ 'oluntet r . \< count. 
Paid for aid to families of Volun- 
teers 12,002 

for Recruiting expenses 467 v " 

12,560 15 

Or. by Amt. due from Common- 
wealth 12,062 86 

By Recruiting Premium due 

from U. States (in part ) . 407 80 

12,580 15 

30 00 

Total Current expenses 1 1.138 27 



FEES AND SALARIES. 

Paid Aaron Gogs well and F. Willoomb for Audit- 
ing accounts, 1862, $24 00 

LeviLord for services as Auditor, 1861,. . . 8 00 
George R. Lord, " " "... 8 00 
George R. Lord for services as School Com- 
mittee, 30 00 

Joseph E. Bomer, for ditto . 30 00 

John Q. Peabody, for ditto 30 00 

Daniel Haskell, Jr. , for serving warrants 6 00 

Harrison Smith, " .... 3 00 
Charles W. Chapman, " .... 3 00 
Robert Stone, for serving warrants and noti- 
fying town officers 15 75 



5 

Paid William T. Averill, for making returns of 

deaths 1 30 

Jonathan Foster, for ditto 50 

David F. Dow, for ditto, 1 20 

Daniel Clark, for ditto, 2 30 

John D. Cross, for ditto, 40 

Alfred Kimball, for salary as Town Clerk, 

and fees 48 50 

Jeremiah Lord, for salary as treasurer and 

Collector 200 00 

Overseers of the Poor, salary, 50 00 

Selectmen and Assessors, salary 150 00 



$611 95 



LIQUOR AG-EJSTCY. 

Dr. 

Stock on hand, March 1st, 1863 $466 36 

Cash in Agent's hands, March 1st, 1863. . . 25 25 

Liquor purchased, 2303 35 

Freight, express and fuel 55 45 

Agent's salary 156 00 

Rent 16 00 

United States License 14 66 

Due E. F. Porter for liquors, 173 62 

Due Agent for one month's salary, 12 00 

$3,222 69 
Deduct bill paid E. F. Porter, due 

last year $116 59 

" Two months salary due Agent 

last year. ...•••• 24 00— 140 59 

Total expense of Liquor Agency 

the past year 3082 10 

Balance gained in trade 78 71 

$3,160 81 

Cr, 

By Amount of sales, $2732 73 

Stock on hand March 1st, 1864 375 30 

Cash in Agent's hands, March 1st, 1864. 30 91 

Liquor for town farm, 21 87 

$3,160 81 



HIGrHWAVS AND BRlIXxES. 
lit puns on Highwam. 
Paid Win, Lord, Surveyor, for labor and oaah j 
Win. Chapman, '* 

A si Kin-man, 

David RoseaU, 

Daniel Boynton, " 

Thomas Brown, M 

Daniel Kimball, 

Oliver Underbill, M fot 18*2 and 1868 

Daniel Conant, 

Ephraim Foster, 

Benj. Kimball, 

Jacob S. Potter, " 

John Low, 

Wm. II. Kinsman," 

John W. GomH, '• 

Joeiab Lord, 

Win. II. Graves, " 

David Andrews, " 

Alexander MeDole, for labor on Highways 

Isaiah Rogers, 

Calvin Batchelder, 

Samuel Blake. 

John Roberts, 

Ira Woroestar, 

James Scott, 

Clearing Snow. 

Paid William Lord, Jr 17 20 

N. P. Smith 1 25 

Benjamin Kimball, 20 00 

Joseph Fellows 170 

William H. Kinsman 

John Brown 2 99 



iid 6 24 


59 27 


27 00 


21 :;i 


19 7" 


49 


77 12 


J] 1 . 


. . 40 04 


. . 47 42 


49 


. . 17 L8 


. . 81 24 


. . 27 64 


. . !•!' 


. . 180 98 


. . M 32 


8 -7 


- 75 


3 75 


. . 2 88 


4 75 


. . 5 00 


. . 18 50 


2 25 


SI. 044 98 



Bridges, Drains and Railings. 
Paid Josiah Lord, for repairing Brook street ..... 68 68 
Robert Stone, for repairs on Manning Mills 

Bridge ;••• ,17 82 

Randall Andrews, for repairs on Gidding's 

Creek Bridge, 28 87 

L. Murray, labor on Gidding's Creek Bridge 

John Pingree, " 

Thos. Wildes, " 

DanlFisn, " 

S. Caldwell, lumber for bridges and drains, . 

D. L. Hodgkins, 



$51 14 



7 00 

4 00 

61 87 

63 47 

15 62 



Josiah Lord, for repairing drains, 11 87 



Paid Robert Stone, for repairing railing. ... 

F. Willcomb, for nails, 

Samuel Richards, for repairing railing, 
Ira Worcester, for paving gutter 



7 75 

1 08 

50 

4 00 



Widening Streets. 

Paid James Griffin, for building wall 

Nathaniel A. Millett, for stone for wall, . . . 

Geo. Hodgdon, for stone and teaming for wall 

George E. Lord, for teaming stone for wall . 

George V. Millett, for labor on wall .... 

Ira Worcester, for hauling gravel for wall 

Joseph Hovey, " " " 

J. C. Safford, " 

Isaiah A. Rogers, " " " 

Chas. W. Chapman, iron railing posts for wall 

Francis Hovey, for building fence for wall, . 

F. Willcomb, for nails for wall 



Geo. W. Warner, widening street near South 

Church 

Miscellaneous. 
Paid Robert Stone, for repairs on guide boards, . . 
W. & B. H. Smith, for iron work, 



$ 252 66 



57 00 


23 00 


70 00 


16 00 


62 


12 00 


3 12 


1 25 


1 50 


21 25 


11 00 


3 00 



$219 74 
260 00 



6 25 
5 12 



Total expenses of Highways, 



- $ 11 37 
$1,839 89 



JPOOJEl. 

Rents. 

Paid Patrick Riley, house rent for Mrs. John Hovey $4 00 
Joseph T. Dodge 



Oliver Appleton, 
Martha S. Russell, 
Mary Dole, 
Manning Dodge, 
Manning Dodge, 
Samuel Caldwell, 
D. L. Hodgkins, 
Daniel Boynton, 
Stephen Coburn, 
Asa Lord, 



Mrs. Cotter 15 00 

Mrs. Goodwin,. . 10 00 

Mrs.E. Harris. . 16 00 

Mrs. Dudley, ... 24 00 

Samuel Jewett. . 7 00 

Mrs. Rust, 10 00 

Mrs. Buzzell, ... 12 50 

Mrs. Knox 12 00 

Edward Clark, . . 10 50 

Mrs. Levi Hovey 12 00 

Silas Poor 12 00 



$145 00 



8 

Furl. 

Paid Richard Russell, for wood |72 50 

Joseph Parley, " 22 31 

Jeremiah Lord, 88 25 

JohnJewett, " B 00 

George Parley, " 12 00 

Gilbert Conant, 46 00 

Asa Lord, 74 75 

\\. T. Dodge, for ooaJ \\~ ~rl 

Nathaniel Goodhue for measuring and piling 

wood v Ml 

Jedediah Chapman, for hauling irood 81 25 

Joeepb II. Lord, tor \n< «m1 10 50 

William (J. Brown, for Coal 



$433 



Suppliet in ot 'her Totom. 
Paid Town of Gloucester, for soppfiee for lira. 

Lakemau $ 

City of NewburypoH for supplies 287 58 

City of I Aim, for supplies t'.»r Mr-. Porter. . 56 76 

City of Salem, for supplies for Mrs. Durgin. . 46 50 
Town of South Dangers, for board of E. 

Graves 149 50 

Town of Georgetown for supplies for Mrs 

Danforth • • 8 00 

Town of Groveland, for supplies for Ebeu 

Danforth 30 00 



S634 11 



Partial Supplies. 

Paid F. Willeomb $127 39 

Union Store, Div. 631 14 45 

E. Cogswell & Son 5 00 

Asa Lord, 1 ' 12 

Medical and other Attendance. 
Paid J. E. Bonier, medical services for Aaron Wallis $3 25 

Mrs.S.Jewettl4 50 

J. Stratton 9 00 

Isaac Flitner, " Mrs.M'Gregorl2 50 

Silas Poor 10 00 

Susan West, care of Mrs. M'Gregor 6 00 

Ann Shanks, " " 6 00 

Mrs. C. Clark, " Mrs. S. Jewett 26 00 



$163 96 



$87 25 



9 



Board. 

Paid John K. Chapman, board of Aaron Wallis. . $31 25 
Mrs. J. Smith, " Mrs. D. H. Poor 20 00 

County of Essex, " Jacob Stratton. 2 14 

State E. School, Wto." N. A. Jewett. . 26 00 



Funeral Expenses. 

Paid D. Clark, funeral of Mrs. S. Jewett $12 00 

child of Mrs. Cotter . . 4 50 

child of D.Tucker.... 7 10 

wife of D. Tucker.... 12 75 

child of John Hubbard 11 80 

child of D.Tucker.... 5 00 



David F. Dow 



$79 39 



$53 15 



Miscellaneous. 

Paid Aaron Cogswell, for copy of will of Isaac Lord $1 50 

Greorge W. Davis, for coach hire to farm 5 50 

W. K. Bell, for school books, . . . : 1 04 

Mrs. A. M. Tozer, for aid to poor travellers. 13 00 

Eastern R. R, for tickets, " . . 1 60—$ 22 64 



$1,624 83 



Cr. 

By amount received from town of Wenham 
" " Danvers 

" " Andover 

" " Wenham, 

" " Westford, 

" " Rockport 

" " Andover 

" " Danvers 

" City of Boston. . 

" " Salem . . 

" Commonwealth.. 

Wood on hand, 28 cords 



$15 52 

77 00 

24 70 

9 75 

17 75 

8 50 

9 00 
84 50 
14 65 

50 

7 50 

196 00 



Balance, being the cost of maintaining Poor 1159 46 



$1,624 83 



(2) 



10 

EXPENSE OF FARM. 

fjihor. 

Paid Parley Coombs 1 75 

S. M. Rogers 126 

John S. Whipple 50 

Cole 24 50 

Joseph A. Brown 19 ; '> () 

John Marshal] 7 oo 

B. D. Chapman 70 00 

Isaac Lord 6 2 

Samuel Beckford 75 00 

a. E, Howe 87 50 

J. II. Wagoner 10o 00 

J,»hn W. Saasel] 29 00 

George W. Howe 94 80 

Nathan Jewett H 00 

B. I>. Appleton, salary as Superintendent . . 800 00 

John D. Gross, cash paid for labor 2 00 

Bills paid by B. D. Appleton, Sup't. for labor,. . 120 80-4900 85 

Stock. 

Paid John D. Cross, tor one yoke of oxen 100 00 

Eben Harris, for one yoke of oxen 130 00 

Ebeil Harris, tor eight yearlings 102 00 

Joseph II. Lord, for dtfference between cows. 12 00-S344 00 

Fuel. 

Paid County of Essex for coal 28 38 

Richard T. Dodge, for coal 139 27 

George Perley, for pine wood 10 00-S177 0.> 

Itejmirs. 

Paid Robert Stone, for repairs on barn doors, .... 5 25 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber for barn door 3 08 

Sylvanus Caldwell, for lumber 6 97 

Eben Kimball, for repairs 16 75 

Foster Russell, for repairs 3 23 — $3;> 28 

Groceries, §c. 

Paid F. Willcomb, for groceries 253 64 

Union Store, Div. 631, for groceries, 117 08 

Manasseh Brown, 57 5 D 

Stephen Coburn, " 33 75 

Israel K. Jewett, " 30 17 

E. Cogswell & Son, " 72 78 

Asa Lord, " 124 69 

J. Butman, for coffee, 12 90 

D. L. Willcomb, for crockery 1 90 

Holden, Bullard & Co., for bbl. beef 12 50 

William White, for bread 1 82 

Samuel N. Baker, for clothing 14 51 

Manning Dodge, for provisions 99 

Bills paid by B. D. Appleton, Sup't, for groceries, 

meat and meal 69 45-$ 803 i 3 



11 

Miscellaneous. 

Paid D. M. Tyler, for repairing clock 75 

Aaron P. Ross, for repairs on harness, 1 80 

Aaron Cogswell, for plan of Town farm .... 5 00 

James P. Jewett, for repairing shoes, 75 

Joseph E. Bomer, for medical services 20 00 

Randall Andrews, for grass seeds, &c 8 00 

Mark Newman, for tin and wooden ware .... 1373 

John Hodgkins, for repairs of tools, 3 42 

Albert Titcomb, for curing hams 350 

Daniel Clark, for coffin, &c, for Mrs. Tucker 10 00 

W. & B. H. Smith, for blacksmith work ... 28 63 

Charles W. Chapman, " "... 2 02 

M. Newman, for stove and repairs, 55 69 

J. F. Clothey, for dry goods, 3 25 

Eben Harris, for oats, pig, &c 16 40 

D. C. Worcester, for horse hire to farm, .... 1 00 

Wm. Gr. Brown, for horse hire for J. D. Cross 1 00 

Sundry bills paid by B. D. Appleton, Sup't, .... 104 43—279 37 

Total $ 2,540 38 

By sales from farm: Cr. 

English hay , 746 16 

Salt hay and thatch, 278 36 

Straw, 37 92 

Second crop and grass 74 41 

Pasture and board , 19 25 

Oxen and cows 440 46 

Pigs, 45 25 

Calves, 78 80 

Difference between cows 5 00 

Butter 93 95 

Pork 41 00 

Poultry, 6 87 

Eggs, 11 83 

Barley, 42 87 

Apples and cider , 53 99 

Hides and tallow , 19 18 

Cabbage and Turnips 1 90 

Milk 90 

Old stove , 6 00 

House Rent, 12 00 

Increase of Personal Property, 42 98 

2,059 08 

Net cost of poor at the Farm $481 30 

The average number of Paupers on the Farm during the past 

year was sixteen. The average cost of support, by the usual mode 
of computing the same, is $1 59 each per week. 



I -J 



INVENTORY OP PERSONAL PRO \1 FARM. 

Stock) V- 
iom tan 





No. 


Value. 


No. 


Value. 


Itfr 


( km 


a 


$400 00 


1 


$460 00 


HO oo 


1 


ii 


00 


13 


466 00 


■ 00 


Boll, 


i 




1 


00 




Stiffen and Steer*. 


7 


147 00 


>> 


168 00 


II 00 


Yearling, 












Bon 


2 


170 00 


■J 


160 00 




Colts, 


1 


60 00 


1 


60 00 


10 00 


Bhof 


1 


72 00 


6 


60 00 




Pigs, 


11 


38 00 








Fowls, 


22 


11 00 




16 00 


6 00 


Horse Wagnii, 


1 


46 00 


1 


I u0 




sleigh. 


1 


20 00 


1 


20 00 




On Wagons, 


1 


170 00 


1 


170 00 




Carts, 


2 


100 00 


I 


100 00 




Sled, 


1 


16 00 


1 


U 00 




riowa, 


6 


G5 00 





66 00 




Harrow, 


1 


7 00 


1 


7 00 




Wood, Cords, 


14 


98 00 


20 


140 00 


42 00 


Winnow Mill. 


1 


8 00 


1 


8 00 




Coal, Tons, 


IX 


28 00 


1H 


21 00 




Groceries 




60 00 




76 32 


h n 


Stoves, 


6 


60 00 


1 


80 00 


20 00 


Furniture, Bedding, 


Sec. 


231 00 




231 00 




Tools, 




150 00 




150 00 




Mowing machine 




70 00 




70 00 




Cultivator. 




5 50 




5 00 








2,450 50 




2,577 32 


209 32 






1,584 90 




1,501 06 


221 16 



$4,035 40 



4,078 38 
4,035 40 



D 



$2i > U0 

33 00 
10 00 



7 00 



50 



82 50 
306 00 



430 48 $387 50 
387 50 



$42 98 



S42 98 



13 



INVENTORY OF PERSONAL PROPERTY AT FARM. 



Produce, fyc. 



1863. 



1864. 







No. 


Value. 


No. 


Value. 


Increase. 


Decrease 


Corn, bushels, 




lb 


$75 00 


80 


$80 00 


$5 00 




Barley, " 




12 


12 00 


26 


26 00 


14 00 




Beans, " 




4 


12 00 


12 


36 00 


24 00 




Potatoes, " 




250 


125 00 


180 


90 00 




$35 00 


Roots, '' 




80 


15 00 


45 


22 50 


7 50 




Beef, barrels, 




2 


34 00 


3 


51 00 


17 00 




Pork, " 




5K 


121 00 


4 


88 00 




33 00 


Cider, " 




9 


18 00 


4 


16 00 




2 00 


Apples, " 




12 


14 00 


5 


20 00 


600 




Soap, " 




3 


12 00 


IX 


10 00 




2 00 


Ham, pounds, 




200 


18 00 


260 


36 40 


18 40 




Lard " 




105 


14 70 


102 


16 32 


1 62 




Tallow, " 




30 


3 60 


60 


8 20 


4 60 




Dried Beef, 








50 


6 00 


6 00 




Butter, " 




35 


10 50 


60 


21 00 


10 50 




English Hay, 


tons 


20 


360 00 


17 


340 00 




20 00 


Salt Hay, 


u 


27 


202 50 


12 


144 00 




58 50 


Black Grass 


u 


36 


432 00 


25 


300 00 




132 00 


Thatch. 


it 


5 


30 00 


4 


25 00 




5 00 


Straw, 


« 


2^ 


30 00 


4 


32 00 


2 00 




Litter, 


<( 


IK 


8 00 


5 


30 00 


22 00 




Second Crop, 


(C 


1 


15 00 


6 


90 00 


75 00 




Pickles, gallons, 


6 


2 50 








2 50 


Squashes, pounds, 


300 


6 00 








6 00 


Dried Apples, 


<< 


20 


1 60 


33 


2 64 


1 04 




Cloth, 






3 50 




10 00 


6 50 




Oats, bushels, 




15 9 00 

$1,584 90 


$ 






9 00 




1,501 06 


$221 16 $305 00 



14 

EXPENSES AND ENOOMH For TilK YEAR 184 

I : J tenses. 
Anmunt j.ai-1 fur eunvnt exjH-iw.- 1,188 21 

h tad salsaies 611 

Highways and bridges 1 ; 

Balance on Ptoor Aooonnl 1.1 51 

Balance against the Farm IM 80 

Interest on Town Note* 2,440 01 

Abatement* 5 I- 

1 1 noun! on tun paid 

Stat.- aid paid and not charged to S 80 

S> -7..41 

I no no . 

Amount raised far current expenses 

Highway tax !•' 00 00 

( h erlay and addition on taxes 514 80 

Received Income of Town Souse 125 50 

ived nut of II " -> 00 

Kent of Turkey Shore pasters 5 00 

Doc licenses I 50 

Profit of liquor Agen y 5 71 

Balance, bemg exp "nil in< 1,017 90 

>->::» 41 



JEREMIAH LORD, TREASURER AND COLLECTOR. 

Dr. 

To balance in his hands March 1, 1863, 810 86 

Tax list 1863. State tax 3,816 00 

Countv tax 1,587 62 

Town "tax 8,877 64 

Highway tax 1,032 66 

Addition to taxes 4 50 

Received from Commonwealth School Fund 123 00 

Income from Town House 125 50 

Cash received from Liquor Airent 2,732 73 

Rent of Hay Scales 80 00 

Rent of Turkey- Shore Pasture, 5 00 

Dog Licenses 53 50 

Sales from Farm, 1 ,684 42 

Received from Commonwealth, reimbursement of bounties. . . 2,064 36 

Sate aid, 9.17159 

Money hired on Town Notes 8,520 00 

Received from Town of Wenham 15 52 

Received from Town of Danvers, 7700 

Received from Town of Andover 24 70 

Discount on County tax 18S4 

$40,825 44 



15 
Cr. 

By orders drawn by Selectmen 13,391 11 

Abatement of taxes, 543 85 

Discount on taxes paid, 630 68 

Cash paid principal on Town Notes 1,955 00 

Gash paid interest on Town Notes 2,440 01 

Cash paid State tax 3,816 00 

Cash paid County tax 1 ,587 62 

Cash paid for aid to families of volunteers 12,092 35 

Uncollected taxes, 368 24 

Cash on hand 4,000 58 

$40,825 44 



TOWN OF IPSWICH IN BALANCE OP ALL ACCOUNTS. 

Dr. 

To Notes payable, 51,750 00 

Schools, undrawn balances 463 80 

Interest due, and not paid 336 84 

$52,550 64 

Or. 

By balance in the hands of Jeremiah Lord 4,000 58 

Liquors, Cash, &c, in Agent's hands, 406 21 

Amount due from Commonwealth for aid to families of Vols. 13,864 35 

" " " on pauper account, 7 50 

" " Town of Wenham on pauper account 9 75 

" Westford " " 17 75 

" Eockport " " 8 50 

" " Andover " " 9 00 

" " " Danvers " " 84 50 

City of Boston " " 14 65 

Salem " " 50 

" Erastus Clark 14 00 

Joseph H. Lord 2 00 

Charles W. Chapman 10 00 

" Joseph Batchelder, 23 34 

Town Farm 16,000 00 

Personal property at Farm 4,078 38 

Engines, apparatus and houses 2,100 00 

Town House 2,000 00 

Three safes 350 00 

Furniture and Scales 100 00 

Woodland at Linebrook 200 00 

Woodland at common fields 65 00 



16 

Thatch hank at Great Plate » 00 

Thatch bank at Cross's l)unk ... l\> no 

Land on Tin key Shore 150 OC 

Woodhouse and Wood ii.*>0 00 

Powder house and gravel pit 160 00 

Gravel pit in Scott's Lane, 160 »><> 

Gravel pit by Grammar School Honlt 100 00 

Gravel pit by Ilayfield's Bridge II 00 

Gravel pit by I. B. Brown's Lit 00 

Gravel pit at Candkwood's, 50 00 

Gravel pit at Sylvester Goodwin'- 125 00 

Hay scales, 800 00 ; Town pounds 100 00 900 00 

1 01 

Balance against the Town « 6,85'J G:* 

052,550 64 



Respectfully s u bm it ted. 



JOSEPH ROSS, ) Selectmen 

ItlCgjiRD T. DODOK. of 

FREDERIC WILLCOMB, ) Ipswich. 



Ipswich, March 1st, 1804. 



THE 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, &c, 



OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 1, 1865. 



Printed by Charles W. Swasey, 27 Washington Street. 



1 8 6 B 



EEPOET. 

-^ 

Current Expenses. 

Fire Department. 

Paid John A. Newman, for services as 

clerk of engineers $5 00 

Engine men, 166 00 

J. S. Tyler, for repairs on engines. 2 25 

C. W. Chapman, for ditto 7 11 

G. (L Lord, repairs on engine house 1 50 

Abram Lord, jr., for ditto 6 00 

John H. Dunnells, for ditto 2 00 

E. A. G. Roulestone, for badges for 
Engineers, 1 75 

H. M. Payne, for repairs on hose,. 10 00 

James Boyd, for ditto 5 75 

F. Watson, ditto, 22 00 

T. T. Chapman, for ditto 75 

City of Roxbury, for fire engine,. , 1200 00 

H. W. Smith, for varnishing ditto. 28 84 

Matthews & Co., hauling engine ... 5 00 

Hunneman, for hose couplings. ... 11 25 

S. F. Canney, repairs on ladders, . . 5 5*0 

G. C. Lord, for oiling hose, 4 00 

Richard T. Dodge, for coal for en- 
gine house 10 12 

Mark Newman, for stove pipe, re- 
pairs, oil, 10 25 

Geo. W. Sherburne, for taking care 

of engine, 10 25 

Asa Lord, for land rent, 3 00 

D. C. Worcester, hauling engine. . 2 00 
D. S. Russell, hauling ladder cart. 75 



$1,521 08 



4 
Clock and Bell. 



Paid William T. Averill, for ringing bell 25 00 
John H. Blake, for care of clock,.. 20 00 



Printing and Stationery. 

Paid C. K. Darling, for order and note 

book, &c, 12 00 

W. H. Huse, for Overseer's blanks 4 00 

C. K. Darling, for stationery 7 03 

F. Willcomb, for ditto, 3 25 

C. W. Swasey, prin'gTown Reports 34 70 

" » ^By Laws, 7 00 

" " School Rep'ts 25 00 

" « Tax bills,.... 8 00 

" " summonses, . . 2 63 
E. Cogswell & Son, stationery for 

School Committee, 2 85 



Fuel and Oil. 

Paid William G. Brown, for wood for 

town-house, 8 47 

I. K. Jewett, for oil, &c, for ditto, 58 85 

N. H. Lavalette, wood for ditto,. . 9 50 

A. P. Lord, for ditto, 21 38 



Miscellaneous. 

Paid M. Brown, for sheep killed by dogs 7 00 

N. R. Farley, for telegraphing,. ... 3 12 

C. Wetherbee, for hearse, 605 00 

F. Willcomb, for windows for town 125 

D. L. Willcomb, for express, 40 

G. C. Fitz, for ditto 1 45 

W. W. Wilson, for ditto, 6 36 

Asa P. Stone, for Com. on Essex 

Bridge, 2 00 

Aaron Cogswell, surveying, <fec.,. . 5 00 

J. L. Akerman, for dist'g reports,. 1 00 

R. T. Dodge, for ditto,. 1 50 



$45 00 



$106 46 



$98 20 



Paid Robert Stone, for repairs on pump 2 00 
Benj. Newman, for painting blinds, 5 00 
William Newman, for setting glass 3 00 
L. G. Cemetery, for burial lots,. . . 50 00 
Rufus Knox, for taking census of 
school children and enrolled mi- 
litia, 15 00 

Wilson's Express, for handcuffs,. . . 19 50 
M. G. Lord, for sawing wood for 

town-house, 13 75 

T. Andrews, for expenses at Police 

Court, 3 55 

William Cogswell, for hardware, 

town-house, 8 80 

F. Willcomb, for brush for hearse. 5 00 

Geo. Haskell, for legal advice,. ... 40 00 

Samuel Richards, repairing railing, 1 39 
Jacob Low, for paint and labor on 

lockup, 8 10 

S. F. Canney, for repairs at South 

burying ground, 5 80 

John H. Cogswell, for lumber,. ... 4 52 
M. Newman, for wicks and lamp- 
chimney, 63 

D. Clark, for writing desk, 1 00 

Benj. Newman, for setting glass, . . 3 00 
Russell & Archer, for repairs on 

hay scales, 4 50 

D. P. Nourse, repairs on pound,. .. 4 54 
Perry & Endicott, legal advice,. . . 40 00 
F. Willcomb, F. A. Wait and Ste- 
phen Baker, exp. to Washington 150 00 
Jere. Lord, for extra services, office 
rent, stamps, postage and travel- 
ling expenses, 101 45 

Joseph Ross, for copying valuation 

books, 40 00 

Joseph Ross, travelling expenses, . . 12 00 

Richard T. Dodge, for ditto, 14 30 

F. Willcomb, for ditto, 7 00 

William Lord, 3d, going to Plum 

Island, 1 00 

Alfred Dole, for ditto, 1 00 



6 
Paid Alfred Kimball, stamps, stationery, 

&c.,.: 2 05 

Stephen Baker, for attendance on 

Selectmen 14 00 

Stephen Baker, for attendance on 

meetings and Committees, 48 25 

Stephen Baker, care of lock-up,. . . 25 20 

Harrison Smith, for police services, 50 

Robert Stone, for ditto, 2 00 

J. J. Philbrooks, for ditto, 1 50 

Levi Lord, for repairs on Burying 

-i 9 19 

ground, * yu 

$1,294 53 

Volunteer Account. 

DR. 

Paid Bounty to twenty men at 

$125 to each, 2,500 00 

A. D. Wait, for cash paid 

volunteers 100 00 

Thos. B. Condon, recruit- 
ing serv 6 25 

State aid to families,. . 10,053 14 

$12,659 39 

CR. 
By Amount due from Commonwealth, 10,041 14 

$2,618 25 
Total current expenses, $5,683 02 



Fees and Salaries. 

Paid Theodore Andrews for Police ser- 
vice, $75 00 

Harrison Smith for police service,. 37 50 

W. W. Rust, " " " 25 °° 

John J. Philbrook " " 20 00 

J. L. Akerman, " « " 37 50 

H. L. Ordway, " " " 37 50 



Paid Joseph Boss, 

Rich'd T. Dodge, <> Auditors, 1864, 30 00 

F. Willcomb, 

Levi Lord for Auditor on new 

bridge 1862, 22 00 

Joseph L. Akerman for notifying 

town meeting, 3 00 

Joseph L. Akerman for notifying 

town officers, 7 75 

John J. Philbrook for notifying town 

meetings,. 3 00 

D. S. Russell for ditto, 3 50 

D. Clark u making returns of 

deaths, 2 90 

J. Foster for ditto, 50 

W. T. Averill for ditto, 2 20 

D. F. Dow for ditto, 1 50 

Est. of A. Kimball for services as 

town clerk, 12 00 

George R. Lord for service and 

expenses, 33 10 

John Q. Peabody for services as 

school committee, 33 00 

George R. Lord for ditto, 30 00 

J. E. Bomer for ditto, 30 00 

Overseers of the poor for salary, . . 50 00 
Selectmen and Assessors il . . 150 00 
Jere. Lord, treasurer and collector 200 00 



$846 95 



Liquor Agency. 

DE. 

Stock on hand, March 1st, 1864, 375 30 

Cash in Agent's hands, Mch. 1st, 1864, 30 91 

Liquor purchased, 3,232 39 

Freight, Express and fuel, 55 45 

Agent's salary, (13 months) 156 00 

Rent, 16 00 

U. S. License and duty, 24 17 

Due E. F. Porter, 227 30 

Balance gained in trade, 315 45 



$4,432 97 



8 

CR. 

By amount of sales, 3,907 35 

Stock on hand, March 1st, 1865, 397 83 

Cash in Agent's hands March 1st, 1865, 94 55 

Liquor for Town farm, 22 24 

Liquor for wounded soldiers in Hospitals 11 00 



$4,432 97 



Highways and Bridges. 

Paid D. W. Appleton, surveyor, for la- 
bor and cash paid, 2 75 

Josiah Lord for ditto, 340 47 

Oliver Bailey for ditto, . '. 36 00 

A. F. Brown for ditto, 47 01 

John W. Gould for ditto, 15 00 

F. Bray for ditto, 34 79 

Ephraim Foster for ditto, 24 58 

Xath'l Archer for ditto, 130 95 

Daniel Conant for ditto, 34 49 

J. S. Potter for ditto, 20 00 

Thomas Low for ditto, 74 99 

Hervey Xourse for ditto, 33 08 

John Worth for ditto, 185 43 

D. G. Chapman for ditto, 11 00 

I. A. Rogers, for ditto 80 40 

Charles Giddings, for ditto 12 20 

Benj. Kimball, for ditto 16 00 

John Roberts, for ditto 32 00 

Daniel Kimball, for ditto 41 75 

Alvin Story, for ditto 30 25 

John Grant, for labor, 5 00 

James Safford, for ditto 38 75 

Randall Andrews, for ditto 7 00 

Edward Lord, for ditto 7 50 

A. B. Fellows, for ditto 5 50 

Alex. McDole, for ditto 6 00 

James Scott, for ditto 5 00 

Albert S. Brown, for ditto 3 99 

William Kimball, for ditto 4 00 

John Pingree, for ditto 4 00 

Jacob C. Safford, for ditto 24 00 



9 

Paid Nathaniel Lord, for ditto 1 50 

David Andrews, for ditto 9 12 

Ezra Merrill, for ditto 2 25 

Levi Lord, for ditto 3 12 

N. A. Millett, for ditto 875 

Ira Worcester for ditto 26 00 

M. G. Lord for ditto 2 00 

James Damon for ditto on farm road 8 00 
" " " building road near 

depot 30 00 

$1404 62 

Bridges, Drains and Railings. 

Paid Daniel L. Hodgkins for lumber,. . 71 77 

John H. Cogswell " rt ♦ . 53 09 
Russell and Archer '• labor on 

railing 12 38 

James Griffin for ditto 18 50 

Thomas Wildes 10 25 

Robert Stone for ditto 7 00 

F. Willcomb nails for railing 2 20 

Asa Lord for ditto. 6 27 

. S. Caldwell, for lumber, 2 33 

Randall Andrews, labor on bridge, 41 73 

Calvin Batchelder, for ditto, ■ 5 00 

A. M. Dodge, for ditto 16 06 

A. C. Rand, for derrick on bridge, 19 00 
J. B. Tenney, board of men at 

work on bridge, 6 00 

$271 58 

Labor on New Road, 

Paid Josiah Lord, for labor and cash pd. 91 06 

Wm. T. Conant, for ditto 19 67 

Thomas Staniford, for ditto 6 00 

Mose3 Peabody, for ditto 6 00 

Daniel O. Collins, for ditto 2 67 

S. P. Foster, for ditto 4 00 

G. C. Lord, for ditto 2 00 

Nathaniel Goodhue, jr., for ditto. . 1 33 

$132 73 

$1,808 93 



10 



Paid A. H. Bond, house 

8. Brown, 

M. Dodge ditto for 



Poor. 
Rents. 
rent for Mrs. . . 



S. Caldwell " 
Mary Dole, " 
D. L. Hodgkins 
M. S. Russell, 
J. T. Dodge 
P. Riley " 
John Horey " 
S. Burnham " 
Asa Lord " 



u 



a 



Mrs. Rust, 

" Buzzell,.. 
« Dudley,.. 
" Knox,. . . 
" Harris,. . 
« Cotter... 
« Hovey, . . . 
« Wyatt, . . 
" Dudley,.. 
Silas Poor,. .. 



43 15 
10 00 
12 00 
16 00 
12 00 
16 00 

3 00 

4 68 
6 00 
6 25 

12 00 



$141 08 



Fuel 

Paid John D. Cross for wood, 39 75 

Mary Russell " " f. ^ 

(J. Conaiit " " ft™ 

J. Conant " " ™ *J 

E. Clark « " ^ ° 

John Jewett « peat J M 

Win. G. Brown « coal W 4U 

Rich'd T. Dodge " • 1»» H ; 

J. Chapman " hauling wood. 32 lb 

A.P.Ross " - ^ 20 13 

Nath'l Goodhue " piling W W 

Win. Lord " cutting ' 39 00 

Cr Farm acc't « hauling " oU UU 



$630 18 



Partial Supplies. 

Paid F. Willcoml) "J J* 

^•Cogswell, 23 03 

L. Brown 

T.E.Condon.. ^ ^ 

, LK. Jewett J™ 

M. Dodge 



$366 20 



11 

Supplies in other Towns. 

Paid City of Boston for supplies for Ann 

Richardson 13 00 

Worcester ditto Nathan Fellows . . 169 55 

Salem ditto Mary Durgin . . ■...„.. 56 62 

Newburyport ditto 115 12 

I^ynn ditto Susan Porter ........ 80 00 

Town of Gloucester for supplies for 

Mrs. Lakeman 72 68 

Wenham ditto J. Tucker 42 65 

Georgetown ditto J. Danforth family 48 25 

Rowley ditto E. Glark 110 25 

So. Danvers board for M. A. Graves 165 20 
State of Massachusetts board of S. 

W. Chapman 800 00 

State Reform School ditto N. Jewett 26 00 
u Lunatic Hospital ditto D. Has- 
kell 237 57 

County of Essex ditto J. Stratton 13 28 



$1950 17 



Medical and other Attendance. 

Paid I. Flitner medical serv. for P. Quinn 15 00 

Est. of J. E. Bomer ditto 37 00 

S. Wyman ditto E. Clark 4 00 

C. Proctor ditto . 34 19 

C. Palmer ditto 71 50 

Cynthia Stevens, care of Mrs. Edg- 

erley 2 00 

N. N. Adams ditto 3 00 

James Warren ditto Mrs. Cum- 

mings '2 00 

J. Mc Dole ditto Mrs. Holt.... 18 00 

W. Luf kin ditto dead body . 3 00 



Funeral Expenses. 
Paid Daniel Clark, funeral of stranger 7 58 
Wm. T. Averill ditto Mrs. M. 

Kneeland 4 00 

D. Clark, Coffin for Mrs. Eagan. 10 50 



$189 69 



$22 08 



12 

Miscellaneous. 

Paid John D. Cross, travelling expenses 56 81 

Randall Andrews ditto 13 30 

J. L. Akerman expenses to Hart- 
ford 24 45 

Robert Stone repairs on Wood- 
house ...•••• 1 25 

Mark Newman stove to J. Eagan 8 00 

Eastern Rail-Road for tickets. . . 3 25 

D. C. Worcester, horse hire.... 18 00 

W. K. Bell, school books 1 66 

Asa Lord ditto 2 73 

J. B. Tenney, aid to poor trav- 
ellers 63 50 

Geo. W. Ellis boots 1 67 

$194 62 

Total ,..$3,494 02 

Or. 

By amount received from A. Webster $300 00 

" " " " Wenham. . . 4 26 

» « " " Westford . . 4 00 

■ " " " Rockport . . 11 50 
* " u " from sales of 

pauper effects 5 00 

" amount due from Commonwealth. 12 50 

" « « « Danvers ... 107 53 

« " « » Andover ... 92 26 

" « « » Westford . . 10 00 

" « " u Haverhill . . 10 50 

« « « " Marblehead. 9 84 

" « « " Medway ... 7 50 

« ft « " Boston 51 74 

ft " " " Newburyport 13 50 

ft " ft ft Salem 12 00 

" Wood on hand, 25 cords 200 00 

Balance, being the cost of maintaining 

poor 2,641 89 

$3 r 494 02 



13 

Expenses oif Farm. 

Labor, 

Paid B. D. Chapman 267 00 

Samuel Cole 168 00 

E. H. Richardson 80 00 

Stephen Jewett 5 00 

Nathan Jewett . 19 00 

Benj. D. Appleton ; Sup't 400 00 



Stock. 




id Luther C. Pickard, one cow. . . 


35 00 


David Russell, one yoke oxen. . . . 


140 00 


William G. Brown « « 


165 00 


Eben Harris " " . . . . 


150 00 


George O. Warner, one Bull. . . . 


30 00 


Randall Andrews, sheep and cows 


225 00 



Fuel, 

Paid William G. Brown, coal 198 99 

Richard T. Dodge « . . .' 24 52 

Repairs, 

Paid Alex. McDole, whitewashing 24 00 

John H. Dunnels, pump 34 75 

Stephen Baker, 106 44 

Isaac Stanwood, window frames .. . 28 15 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber 131 18 

John H. Coggswell, ditto 6 50 

Jacob Low, paint and labor 5 90 

J. A. Newman, ditto. . 2 00 

Benj. Newman, ditto 2 98 

Nathaniel Hovey, masonwork 8 00 

Abram Lord, jr., 8 70 

W. & B. H. Smith, work on lockup 100 00 



$939 00 



$745 00 



$223 51 



$458 60 



14 
Groceries, tyc. 

vid F. Willcomb, • • • • UZ 73 

L. Brown, 1 1 q ■*« 

William Cogswell, .... ..... ..... 11" o» 

Slephen Coburn, ............. AjL 

I.K. Jewett £ '* 

Thomas E. Condon, *>} ™ 

E. Cogswell & Son,... 1JJ £j 

Asa Lord, 7 50 

J. Bateman, 

$1,101 6 

Miscellaneous. 

laid W. & B. H. Smith, blacksmithing. 54 84 

Melzard Poor, ditto * j* 

I. Flitner, medical services I no 

C. H. Brown, ditto * ^ 

Est. J. E. Bomer, ditto l0 J 

Robert Stone, drag. • • f> ™ 

N. R. Wait, shoes u *2 

Geo. W. Ellis, ditto * M 

John A. Johnson, ditto ** ™ 

Edward Lord, use of stallion. ... ow 

Daniel Clark, two coffins ^ j» 

James Damon, seed, Ac, ^ ^ 

S. N. Baker, clothing • * "J 

Robert Jordon, ditto. . 11 qa 

Mark Newman, stoves, &c, q I a 

J. F. Clothey, dry goods » ■ » 

D. L. Willcomb, crockery * * ' 

S. H. Green, meat ;>' * 

B. D. Appleton, chaise. . . . . . • , . • #> ™ 

Benj. S. Wheeler, one bbl. beef . . . i» % *v 

Stephen Baker, repairs and selling ^^ 

hay ."VI" 

Sundry bills paid by B. D. Appleton, gg 

Superintendent, °°* 

$4,133 72 



15 

By sales from farm : Cr. 

English hay 1,133 33 

Salt hay and thatch, 255 64 

Second crop and grass, ■... 72 17 

Pasture and board, 64 00 

Oxen and cows,* • • • 612 50 

Calves, 122 80 

Difference between cows, 10 00 

Butter, 134 36 

Pork, 37 31 

Poultry, 20 90 

Eggs, 14 74 

Hides and tallow, 26 55 

Milk, 1 20 

Grease, ; 5 71 

Hoop poles, 5 00 

Litter, 5 00 

Potatoes, 163 20 

Old copper, 3 00 

Apples and cider,. . . 113 50 

Board of Lovering, 29 71 

Teaming wood for poor, 50 00 

Increase of personal property,. . . 415 75 

3,296 37 

Net cost of poor at Farm,. $837 35 

The average number of Paupers on the Farm during 
the past year was twenty. The average cost of support, by 
the usual method of computing the same, is $1.61 per week. 



16 



INVENTORY OF THE PROPERTY AT THE FARM. 

Stock, tyc. 
1864. 1865. 



• 


No. 


Value. 


No. 


Value. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


Oxen, 


6 


$450 00 


6 


$480 00 


$30 00 




Cows, 


13 


455 00 


18 


630 00 


175 00 




Bull, 


1 


25 00 


1 


30 00 


5 00 




Heifers and Steers, 


8 


168 00 


2 


60 00 




$108 00 


Horses, 


2 


150 00 


2 


150 00 






Colt, 


1 


60 00 


1 


100 00 


40 00 




Sheep, 






30 


210 00 


210 00 




Shoats and hogs, 


5 


60 00 


5 


150 00 


90 00 




Fowls, 


32 


16 00 


35 


17 50 


1 50 




Turkeys, 






3 


4 50 


4 50 




Horse wagon, 


1 


35 00 


1 


35 00 






Sleigh 


1 


20 00 


1 


20 00 






Chaise, 






1 


25 00 


25 00 




Ox wagons. 


2 


170 00 


2 


170 00 






Carts, 


2 


100 00 


2 


100 03 






Sleds, 


1 


15 00 


1 


15 00 






Mowing Machine, 


1 


70 00 


1 


70 00 






Plows, 


6 


65 00 


6 


65 00 






Cultivator, 


1 


5 00 


1 


5 00 






Harrow, 


1 


7 00 


1 


7 00 






Winnow Mill, 


1 


8 00 


1 


8 00 






Tools, 




150 00 




150 00 






Wood, cords 


20 


140 00 


20 


140 00 






Coal, tons 


n 


21 00 


H 


49 00 


28 00 




Groceries, 




76 32 




74 00 




2 3d 


Stoves, 


6 


80 00 


6 


80 00 






Furniture and Bedding, 


231 00 




231 00 










$2,577 32 




$3,076 00 


$609 00 


$110 32 






1,501 06 




1,418 13 


371 61 


454 54 




$4,078 38 


4,494 13 


980 61 


$564 86 










4,078 38 


564 86 





$415 75 $415 75 



IT 



INVENTORY 


' OF 


THE PROPERTY AT 


THE FARM. 








Produce, fyc 


• 










1864. 


1865. 


Increase. 






No. 


Value. 


No. 


Value. 


Decrease. 


Corn, bush. 




80 


80 00 


200 


200 00 


120 00 




Barley, " 




26 


26 00 


60 


90 00 


64 00 




Beans " 




12 


36 00 


14 


42 00 


6 00 




Potatoes, " 




180 


90JO0 


300 


200 00 


110 00 




Roots, " 




45 


22 50 


50 


25 00 


2 50 




Onions, " 








3 


4 50 


4 50 




Beef, bbls. 




3 


51 00 


3* 


59 50 


8 50 




Pork, 




4 


88 00 


3 


66 00 




22 00 


Cider, 




4 


16 00 


4 


16 00 






Apples, " 




5 


20 00 


4 


16 00 




4 00 


Soap, '■ 




If 


10 00 


H 


8 58 




1 42 


Hams, lbs. 




260 


36 40 


240 


33 60 




2 80 


Lard, 




102 


16 32 


175 


12 00 




4 32 


Tallow, 




60 


8 20 


30 


* 4 20 




4 00 


Dried Beef " 




50 


6 00 


75 


9 00 


3 00 




Butter, 




60 


21 00 


65 


22 75 


1 75 




English Hay, tons 


17 


340 00 


15 


300 00 




40 00 


Salt Hay, 


a 


12 


144 00 


6 


72 00 




72 00 


Black Grass, 


a 


25 


300 00 


12 


144 00 




156 00 


Thatch, 


« 


4 


25 00 


9 


63 00 


38 00 




Straw, 


« 


4 


32 00 


1 


8 00 




24 00 


Litter, 


it 


5 


30 


1 


6 00 




24 00 


Second Crop, 


it 


6 


90 00 








90 00 


Pickles, gall. 








13 


7 50 


7 50 




Squashes, 


lbs. 






150 


4 50 


4 50 




Dried Apples, 


a 


33 


2 64 


50 


4 00 


1 36 




Cloth, 






10 00 








10 00 



$1,501 06 



,418 13 $371 61 $454 54 



18 

EXPENSES AND INCOME FOR THE YEAR 1864. 

Expenses. 

Amount paid for current expenses, 3185 52 

" " Bounty to Volunteers, , ■ 2500 00 

" " Fees and Salaries, 846 95 

u " Highways and Bridges, 1808 93 

" Balance on poor Account, 2641 89 

" " against the Farm, 837 35 

" Interest on Town Notes, 2928 19 

" Abatements, 363 64 

•' Discount on Taxes 478 61 

" State Aid paid not charged to State, 12 00 

$15,601 08 

Income. 

Amount raised for Current Expenses, 8000 00 

" " Highways and Bridges, 1000 00 

Overlay and addition to Taxes, 162 55 

Income of Town House, 149 62 

Rent of Hay Scales, 75 00 

Rent of Turkey Shore Pasture, 5 00 

Profit of Liquor Agency, 315 45 

Corporation Tax, 1356 53 

Dog Licenses, 64 00 

Rec'd of Joseph Farley fines, 6 00 

Discount on County Tax, 19 84 

Balance, being expense beyond income 4447 09 



$15,601 08 



JEREMIAH LORD, TREASURER AND COLLECTOR. 

Dr. 

To balance in his hands March 1, 1864, $4,368 82 

State Tax, 1864, 3,816 Oo 

County Tax, 1864, 1,587 14 

Town Tax, " 11,100 00 

Highway Tax, " 1,000 00 

Addition to taxes and overlay, 162 55 

Commonwealth School Fund, 140 30 

Income from Town House, 149 62 

Cash received from Liquor Agent, 3,907 35 

Rent of Hay Scales, 75 00 

Rent of Turkey Shore Pasture, 5 00 

Dog Licenses, 64 00 

Sales from Farm, 2,465 71 



19 

To Erastus Clark, 14 °° 

Corporation Tax, 1,356 53 

State Aid, 11,990 83 

Money hired on Town Notes, 7,440 00 

Keceived of Town of Danvers, Poor Account, 84 50 

Andover, " 9 00 

Kockport, " 20 00 

Westford, " 21 75 

« " Wenham, " 14 00 

City of Salem, '• 50 

" on account of Mrs. Edgerly, " 5 00 

" of United States for Kecruiting Expenses, 100 00 

" Joseph Farley, fines 6 00 

" Albert Webster, on acc't of Susan Chapman 300 00 

Discount on County Tax, 19 84 

$50,223 44 

Cr. 

By orders drawn by Selectmen, «. 21,970 03 

Abatements, 363 64 

Discount on Taxes, 478 61 

Principal on Town Notes paid 4,470 00 

Interest " " " 2,928 19 

State Tax paid 3,816 00 

County " 1> 587 14 

Aid to families of Volunteers paid 10,053 14 

Uncollected Taxes, 450 00 

Cash on hand, 4,106 69 



$50,223 44 



TOWN OF IPSWICH IN BALANCE OF ALL ACCOUNTS. 

Dr. 

To Notes payable 54,820 00 

Schools, undrawn balance * 790 60 

Interest due and not paid 215 50 

$55,826 10 

Cr. 

By cash balance in hands of Jeremiah Lord, 4,106 69 

Uncollected Taxes, 450 00 

Liquors, Cash, &c, in Agent's hands, 492 38 

Amount due from Commonwealth State Aid, 11,909 66 

" " " pauper account,.... 12 50 

" " Town of Danvers, 107 53 



20 



By Amount due from Town of Andover, .*.......» 

" Westford, 

" Haverhill, 

" Marblehead, 

" Medway, 

City of Boston, 

" Newburyport, 

" Salem, ............ 

" Theodore Andrews, 

Due from J. Bachelder $23.34, C. W. Chapman $10.00, Jos. 

H. Lord, $2.00 

By Town Farm, 

Personal property at Farm, 

Engines, apparatus and houses, 

Hearse, * * 

Town House and three safes, 

Furniture and Scales, 

Woodland at Linebrook, 

Woodland in Commonfields, , . * . . .". . 

Thatch bank at Great Flats, 

Thatch bank at Cross' bank, 

Land on Turkey Shore, 

Woodhouse and Wood, 

Powder house and gravel pit, 

Gravel pit in Scott's Lane, 

Gravel pit by Grammar School House, 

Gravel pit by Hayfield's Bridge, 

Gravel pit by J. B. Brown's, 

Gravel pit at CandleWood, 

Gravel pit at S. Goodwin's, 

Hay Scales, $800.00; Town pounds, $100.00 

Balance against the Town, 



92 


26 


10 


00 


10 


50 


9 


84 


7 


50 


51 


74 


13 


50 


12 


00 


67 


77 


35 


34 


16,000 00 


4,494 


13 


2,500 


00 


600 


00 


2,350 


00 


100 


00 


150 


00 


65 


00 


250 00 


25 


00 


150 


00 


250 


00 


150 00 


150 


00 


100 


00 


25 


00 


150 


00 


50 


00 


125 


00 


(900 00 


9,852 


76 



$55,826 10 



Respectfully submitted. 



JOSEPH ROSS, 
R. T. DODGE, 
F. WILLCOMB, 



Selectmen 

°f. 

Ipswich. 



Ipswich, March 1st, 1865. 



THE 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



EECEIPTS, EXPENDITUKE3 &c, 



OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



FOB THE YEAB EEDINa MARCH 1, 1866. 



S ALEM: 
Pbinted at Swasey's Job Office. 

1866. 



For the year ending March 1, 1857, 

1858, 



Statement of the Expenses and Debt of the Town of Ipswich 
for each of the last ten years. 

Expenses. Debt. 

$7,450 00 $15,515 00 

6,338 49 15,165 00 

1859, 4,948 01 17,484 00 

1860, 5,925 46 17,384 00 

1861, 7,823 81 16,865 00 

1862, 14,024 28 23,815 00 

1863, 9,180 34 45,185 00 

1864, 8,875 41 51,750 00 

1865, 15,601 08 54,820 00 

1866, 15,344 11 50,265 00 



REPORT. 



Current Expenses. 

Fife Department. 

Paid 79 Engine men. $158 00 

11 Engineers 22 00 

John A. Newman, Clerk of Board 

of Engineers 5 00 

Asa Lord, for oil for Engines ... 5 74 

John Worth, for ditto 2 00 

I. K. Jewett, for ditto 20 69 

Eussell and Archer, for repairs 

on Engine houses 145 00 

H. Littlefield, for repairing hose. 10 00 

E. Robinson & Co., for repairs 

and keys 15 00 

J. S. Tyler, for belts, patches, &c, 

for hose 9 40 

Fenton Watson, for repairs on 

Engine 8 25 

Hunneman & Co., for hose 618 12 

Geo. C. Lord, for cleaning hose. . 7 00 

Willett's Express 6 80 

B, Newman, for painting 1 00 

Geo. W. Sherburne, for labor. ... 3 00 

Moses Spiller, for ditto 6 00 

George Russell, for ditto 1 00 

John H. Blake, and others, for 

care of Engine 3 00 

Mark Newman, for lanterns, 

lamps, &c 4 40 

F. Mitchell, for land rent, &c. . . 14 25 



$1,065 Cy5 



Clock and Bell. 
Paid Win. T. Averill for ringing bell. 25 00 
John H. Blake, for care of Town 

Clock 20 00 

Asker Blake, for repairs on ditto 10 37 



Printing and Stationery. 
Paid Charles W. Swasey, for printing 

Town Reports 49 75 

Charles TV. Swasey, for printing 

Blanks 2 00 

L. A. Swasey, for printing 2 50 

Salem Gazette Office, for ditto. . 10 00 
T. J. Hutchinson, for printing 

School Reports. 30 65 

J. B. Allen, for printing 10 50 

F. Willcomb, for Stationery 75 

Andrew Geyer, for ditto 11 05 

Thomas Caifrey, for book 3 00 



Fuel and Oil. 
Paid Oliver Underbill, for wood for 

Town House 10 00 

N. H. Lavalette. for ditto 3 25 

Moses Peabody . for ditto 3 00 

Moses G. Lord, for saw'g ditto, &g 7 50 

Stephen Coburn, for oil 38 68 

Israel K. Jewett. for ditto 35 22 

Mark Newman, for sundries 1 15 



^sliscellaneous. 

Paid Boston Brigade Band 191 00 

Wm. H. Graves, for expenses con- 
cerning Band 2 90 

J. B. Tenney, for board of Band 20 00 
William T. Averill, for expenses 

at President's funeral 9 00 

Jer'fa Lord, for "overcharge "... 2 42 

Theodore Andrews, for damages 

to horse 60 00 



$55 37 



$120 20 



$98 80 



Wilson's Express 21 75 

John H. Varrell, ■!«>.• postage. ... 2 49 

John Hodgkins, for bier 6 65 

Charles Wade, ior taking census 

oi" school children 3 00 

Joseph Farley, for ditto 13 50 

Joseph Farley, for taking: census 86 00 

John D. Cross, for ditto. . 32 00 

Thomas H. Lord, for ditto 27 00 

Thomas H. Lord, for taking cen- 
sus of school children 8 00 

Asa Lord, for laud rent, blank 

books, <&c 6 92 

N. R. Wait, for horse hire 9 00 

A. McDoie, for white washing. . . 1 00 

John F. C.othey, for cloth for room 3 00 

Jer'h Lord, for watchman 4 00 

Willett's Express 1 10 

Eben Kimball, for repairs on 

Town House 28 50 

Benj. Newman, for painting ditto 94 25 

" u for painting sign 2 00 

William G. Brown, for horse hire 1 50 

C. W. Chapman, for repairs on 

hearse 2 83 

Fairbanks, Brown & Co., for Hay 

Scales 192 71 

Jacob Low, for painting ditto. . . 1 50 

E. Railroad, for freight on ditto 3 62 

James Griffin, for labor on ditto 43 75 

P. Riley, for work on ditto 2 00 

D. F. Pinder, for hauling gravel 

for ditto : 4 00 

E. Peabodv, for hauling gravel 

for ditto". 11 25 

Daniel Kimball, for hauling grav- 
el for ditto 9 50 

T. Curran, for labor on ditto. . . 2 50 

Mark Newman, for stoves, &c. . . 58 50 

Geo. Haskell, for writing contract 3 00 

D. L. Willcomb, for furniture. . . 2 25 
John H. Cogswell, for lumber for 

Town House 10 21 

John Hall, for damages to wagon 24 00 



6 

A. H. Wildes, for medical advice 

to School Committee 3 00 

Stephen Baker, for care of Town 

House, &c 130 45 

W. K. Bell, for copy of return for 

Selectmen 50 

Jerh Lord, for extra services .. . 19 50 

Aaron Cogswell, for surveying.. . 10 00 

$1,172 20 
Volunteer Account, 

Paid Bounties to 22 men 735 00 

A. D. Wait, Recruiting and Ex- 
penses 95 00 

J. L. Akerman, collecting citizens' 

subscription 50 00 

D. C. Worcester, horse hire ditto 20 00 
State Aid paid from March 1, 

1865, to March 1, 1866 4,362 51 

Reimbursement of citizens' sub- 
scription 1 ; 138 00 

Due and not paid on ditto 50 00 

$6,450 51 
Cr. by amount of citizen's subscription 1,188 00 
Amount of State Aid due from 

Commonwealth 4,362 51 

$5,550 51 

900 00 
Total amount of current expenses $3,412 22 

The number of men furnished for the army during the 
war, was three hundred and thirty-six, and ninety-two of 
these re-enlisted. 

The number that died during the war was fifty-two. 

The amount paid for Bounties was $15,950. 



Liquor Agency. 

Stock and cash in Agent's hands March 

1st, 1865 $492 38 



7 

Amount paid for liquor, freight, express, 

salaries, and rents 4,342 37 

Balance gained in trade 353 77 



Credit by amount of Sales 4,659 22 

Stock on hand March 1st, 1866 522 79 

Liquor for Almshouse 6 41 



1,188 42 



5,188 42 



Fees and Salaries. 

Paid John D. Cross, salary Selectman, 

Assessor, and Overseer 66 67 

Joseph Farley, for ditto 66 67 

Thos. H. Lord, for ditto 66 66 

Jer'h Lord, salary Treas. & Coll'r 300 00 

W. K. Bell, ditto Town Clerk. . . 25 00 

Aaron Cogswell, School Com'tee 30 00 

George R. Lord, for ditto 27 00 

John Q. Peabody, for ditto 33 00 

J. Ross, R. T. Dodge, and F. Will- 
comb, making Town Report ... 30 00 
W. K. Bell,mak'g sundry returns 39 00 
Wm. H. Graves, for police services 6 00 
John J. Philbrooks, for ditto. . . 23 00 

George Brown, for ditto 16 50 

Jos. L. Akerman, for ditto 17 75 

Daniel S. Russell, notifying Town 

Officers 8 00 

George Brown, notifying Town 

Meeting 5 00 

Jona. Foster, for return'g deaths 30 

Wm. T. Averill, for ditto 2 20 

Danid Clark, for ditto 3 30 

George W. Sherburne, for ditto. . 1 00 

David Dow, for ditto 60 

Elizabeth Sweet, for ret'ng births 75 

C. Palmer, for ditto 6 25 

Isaac Flitner, for ditto 8 00 

Total $782 62 



8 



Highways and Bridges, 

Paid David Foster, for shovelling snow 2 50 
George Russell, labor on wall. . . 2 50 
Worcester & Tenney, building- 
new road 332 75 

Jos. L. Akerman, painting guide- 
board 3 00 

Jos. H. Caldwell, fencing 5 25 

Aaron Cogswell, surveying 7 00 

W. & 13. H. Smith, iron work. . . 3 37 

C. W. Chapman, for ditto. ..... 19 58 

M. Poor, for ditto 3 12 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber 114 04 

John H. Cogswell, for ditto 10 76 

David Foster, repairing bridge. . 30 00 

A. P. Clark, for ditto 5 00 

J. H. Wiley, for ditto. 14 00 

Stephen Baker, for ditto 85 58 

Geo. W. Warner, bridge stone. .. 6 00 

Thomas Smith and others, gravel 1 80 

Aaron Kinsman, for ditto 3 72 

Asa Lord, nails 1 67 

I. K. Jewett, for ditto 2 07 

Daniel Conant, labor on highways 17 05 

John Worth, for ditto 81 65 

Oliver Underhill 12 78 

Joseph Smith 3 25 

Josiah Lord 81 86 

Daniel Kimball 217 14 

E. Peabody 46 20 

Wm. Goodhue 7 50 

John K. Chapman 8 00 

George W. Brown 21 82 

Emerson Howe 32 00 

Nathaniel Archer 10 15 

Charles Giddings 9 75 

John Roberts 55 00 

Gilbert Conant 42 00 

Randall Andrews 48 62 

D. F. Pinder . 76 00 

John Hodgkins 10 25 

Benjamin Kimball 10 00 

Joseph Kinsman 22 2o 



Paid Thomas Low 3 50 

Gardner A. Brown 13 00 

Joseph H. Lord 43 25 

Levi Lord,. 6 25 

Luther Chaplin , 17 00 

A. P. Bailey 20 82 

John Kimball 6 00 

Daniel G. Chapman 20 22 

F. Bray 51 63 

Thomas L. Warner 4 00 

John Low 32 25 

James H. Wiley 16 00 

Harrison Smith 15 00 

Mannasseh Brown, Jr 127 59 

Josiah Lord, 3d • 1 75 

Thomas Staniford 15 75 

Joseph Fowler 6 12 

George C. Lord 30 62 

James Scott 2 25 

John Pingree 8 25 

Luke Murray 6 00 

David Russell 6 25 

Thomas Wildes 6 00 

Joseph Willcomb. 2 62 

James Williams 5 25 

Andrew Russell 10 50 

John Brown 3 97 

Jeremiah Henderson 4 00 

George E. Lord 1 50 

John Stocker 7 00 

E.E.Rankin 6 25 

F.Mitchell 8 25 

D.S.Russell 5 80 

Calvin Bachelder 9 24 

Israel Wildes 11 00 

Wm. Giddings 10 54 

Total Highway Expenses $2,012 40 



10 

Poor. 
Rent?. 

Paid S. Goburn, house reut for Mrs. 

LeviHovey . 24 00 

Sarah Kimball, ditto for Mrs. 

Bradley 39 00 

A. H. Bond, ditto for Mrs. Sarah 

Brown 39 00 

Joanna McDole, ditto for Mr s. Holt 20 68 

Sarah Burnham, u li .Dudley 25 03 
Mannasseh Brown, ditto for John 

Eagau 17 50 

Oliver Underhill, ditto for Mrs. 

Goodwin 20 00 

Martha Russell, ditto for Mrs. E. 

Harris 16 00 

Elizabeth Jones, ditto for Mrs. 

Buzzell 6 00 

John Hovey, ditto for Mrs. Wyatt 6 00 

D. L. Hodgkins, " « Knox. 12 00 

Manning Dodge " " Rust.. 17 38 

M. E. Jones, " " Buzzel 6 00 

Elizabeth Hovey " « Wyatt 6 00 



Fuel 

Paid Caleb Lord, for wood 72 00 

Joseph Conant, " 60 00 

Erastus Clark, " 39 30 

Joshua Conant, " 6 00 

John Jewett, " 7 50 

Wm. Lord 7 Jr., for cutting wood . 7 87 

Luther Chaplin « " 60 00 

Aaron P. Ross, for hauling wood 50 79 

Nath'l Goodhue. « piling " 12 16 

Wm. G. Brown, for coal . 20 00 

R. T.Dodge, « " 221 50 

Benj'n D. Appleton, for wood — 76 50 



Partial Supplies, 

Paid F. Willcomb 231 52 

L. Brown 11 00 



$254 59 



$633 €2 



11 

Paid S. Peatfield 4 20 

S. N. Baker 10 75 

Luke Murray 2 01 

Thomas E. Condon 12 00 

N. E. P. Union Store 26 20 

Asa Lord 101 80 

N. R. Wait 25 00 

E. Cogswell & Son 28 00 

J. F. Clothey 3 73 

A. S. Hill 3 00 

S. H. Green 19 12 

Medical and other Attendance. 

Paid Andrew Geyer 13 79 

Charles Palmer 114 75 

M. A. Hovey, lor nursing 15 00 

M. P. Jones, for ditto 150 

E. P. Buzzell, for ditto 1 00 

A. Hanna, for board 41 00 

Thos. Young, for watching 4 00 

Amos N. Saunders, for ditto .... 200 

Isaac Flitner 20 00 



Supplies in otfier Towns. 
Paid Town of Gloucester, supplies for 

Mrs. Lakeman 359 11 

Athol, ditto for Chas. Richards. . 4 58 
Rowley, ditto fjr Mrs. E. Clark.. 112 45 
Georgeto wn, ditto Mrs. J. 1) anion h 28 00 
Boston, ditto for Mrs. S. Jones. . 13 00 
Newburyport ditto for Mrs. Chap- 
man and others 142 26 

Salem, ditto for Mary Durgin and 

Mrs. Barker 236 01 

Worcester Lunatic Asylum 303 09 

State Reform School 7 36 

Essex County Insane Asylum. ... 56 00 
Andrew Mahony, supplies for Mrs. 

Barker 14 00 

David M. Hoyt, ditto Mrs. Bridges 10 00 



$477 83 



$213 04 



$1,285 86 



12 

Miscellaneous. 

Paid John D. Cross, travelling expenses 

for paupers 50 58 

Joseph Farley 6 24 

Jos. L. Akerman, tolling bell .... 50 

Andrew Geyer, books 3 92 

E. R. Road, fares for travellers... 9 80 

J. B. Tenney, supplies for ditto. . 58 50 

George Haskell, legal advice .... 3 00 

Wilson's express 5 00 

I. K. Jewett, school books 1 25 

R. Jordan, clothing 8 50 

D. Clark, coffin and expenses for 

• A. Pingree 16 50 

Mrs. Eagan IT 00 

J.J.Warwick.. 16 00 

Peter Safford. . 16 00 

Wm. T. Averill, funeral expenses. 5 00 







■ * 

Total 








Cr. 




By amount received of John Jewett , , 


17 00 


it 


a 


Newburyport . 


61 00 


u 


u 


Westford .... 


6 00 


a 


u 


Rockport .... 


41 75 


u 


due from State of Mass'tts. 


15 00 


u 


u 


Ephraim Averill. . 


90 72 


a 


a 


City of Boston. . 


10 29 


u 


u 


Town of Andover 


78 29 


u 


a 


Town of Danvers 


112 48 


a 


u 


Town of Haverhill 


86 50 


u 


a 


Town of Westford 


14 60 


u 


u 


Wood on hand, 25 










200 00 



$217 79 



$733 63 

Balance, being the cost of maintaining 

the Poor 2 ; 349 10 



13 

Names of Persons assisted by the town, and the amount to each, 

Sarah Brown 59 00 

Louisa A. Goodwin 127 75 

John Aigen 132 74 

Mrs. Levi Hovey 66 50 

Aaron Pingree « 18 00 

John L. Tibbetts 30 75 

Lydia S. Wentworth 4 00 

Mary Dole 20 50 

Lucy Caldwell 92 32 

Sally Sweet 37 52 

Eunice Dow 71 94 

Peter Safford 27 13 

J, Smith 9 50 

Mrs. Cummings 2 50 

Mrs. G. Eridges 28 00 

Mrs. E. Harris 16 00 

Mrs. E. Buzzell 14 50 

Silas Poor 23 00 

Mrs. Knox 33 35 

Mrs McMahon 25 87 

Mrs. Nugent 9 50 

Mrs. Spiller 15 30 

Mrs. M. A. Patterson 20 86 

Ephraim Grant 37 00 

Mrs. McGregor. 8 92 

Mrs. John Hovey, Jr 28 23 

Judith Rust 32 00 

David Poor 22 50 

Stephen Hovey 17 85 

Catharine Clark 20 00 

Eliza Ross 5 00 

Susan Smith 2 50 

Elizabeth Moore 2 50 

Nathaniel Emmons 2 50 

Susan Spiller 2 50 



Expenses of Farm. 
Labor. 

Paid Alvin Guilford 86 00 

A, McDole 14 00 

David Berry 86 00 



14 

Paid L. P. Foster f 64 00 

Benj. D. Chapman 240 00 

Nathan Jewett 23 50 

Stephen Jewett 2 50 

B. D. Appleton, Superintendent. 450 00 



$966 00 



Stock. 

Paid Theodore Andrews, for sheep. . . 141 50 

L. C. Pickard, for yoke of oxen.. 230 00 

$371 50 

Fuel. 

Paid Wm. G. Brown, for coal 143 46 

R. T. Dodge, for ditto 21 93 

$165 39 
Repairs. 

Paid D. L. Hodgkins, for lumber 8 30 

John H. Cogswell, for ditto 4 23 

Benj. Newman, paper and paint.. 15 32 

John Hodgkins 6 35 

Stephen Baker - . 29 93 

$64 13 

Groceries. 

Paid S. Coburn. . . 135 21 

F.Willcomb 263 90 

J. Butman 50 80 

Thos. JU. Condon 41 24 

Curtis Damon 133 68 

Asa Lord 350 44 

E. Cogswell & Son 119 84 

LK. Jewett 55 92 

$1,151 03 

Miscellaneous. 

Paid S. N. Baker, for clothing 24 31 

Chas. Palmer, medical services. . 15 00 

Andrew Geyer, for medicine. ... 16 32 

Theodore Andrews, "overcharge" 3 05 

J. L. Akerman, for guide boards . 3 00 



15 

D. L. Willcomb, ice cheat and 

crockery 10 03 

Mark Newman, tin ware and sun- 
dries 20 17 

N. R. Wait, boots and shoes. ... 10 59 

J. A. Johnson, ditto 20 00 

W. & B. H. Smith, iron work. . . 32 02 

M. Poor, ditto . . 24 90 

Geo. W. Ellis, for shoes ........ 560 

D. Clark, coffin, &c 13 50 

Jacob Low, for glazing 8 66 

John Q. Peabody, preaching at 

almshouse . 10 00 

John Worth, soap 22 94 

George Russell, cement 1 00 

Nath'l Hovey, laying drain 3 00 

Sundry bills paid by Sup't 438 56 

Decrease of personal property at 

Farm. 213 78 

$896 43 
Total $3,614 48 

By sales from Farm : Cn 

English hay 831 68 

Salt hay and thatch 245 27 

Salt grass 22 00 

Oxen 284 15 

Heifers 144 00 

Cow 51* 37 

Calves 93 10 

Tigs 17 00 

Sheep and Lambs 125 00 

Poultry 37 26 

Horse 25 00 

Eggs 23 89 

Potatoes 40 52 

Barley 46 20 

Butter 132 66 

Pork 27 69 

Milk „' 2 04 

Wool 57 74 



16 

By Hides 26 61 

Onions 4 80 

Husks 15 75 

Beans 25 

Board of one cow 13 00 

" two colts 45' 00 

" S.Richards 27 85 

" Wm. Lovering 28 00 

Cash rec'd of Theodore Andrews 68 17 

Teaming wood for the Poor 36 00 

$2,472 00 

Balance against the Farm ...$1,142 48 



The average number of Paupers on the Farm during 
the past year was twenty-two. The average cost of sup- 
port, by the usual method of computing the same, is one 
dollar and eighty-four cents per week. 



17 

INVENTORY OF THE PROPERTY AT THE FARM. 

Stock, fyc. 



1865. 



1866. 





No. 


Value. 


No. 


Value. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


Oxen, 


6 


$480 00 


6 


$480 00 






Cows, 


18 


630 


00 


12 


480 00 




$150 00 


Steers, 


2 


60 


00 








60 00 


Bull, 


1 


30 


00 


1 


30 00 






Horses, 


2 


150 


00 


2 


250 00 


$100 00 




Colt, 


1 


100 


00 








100 00 


Sheep, 


30 


210 


00 


26 


210 00 






Shoats, 


5 


150 


00 


7 


210 00 


60 00 




Fowls, 


35 


17 


50 


35 


17 50 






Turkeys, 


3 


4 


50 


3 


4 50 






Horse Wagon, 


1 


35 


00 


1 


35 00 






Sleigh, 


1 


20 


00 


1 


20 00 






Chaise, 


1 


25 


00 


1 


25 00 






Ox Wagons, 


2 


170 


00 


2 


170 00 






Carts, 


2 


100 


00 


2 


100 00 






Sled, 


1 


15 


00 


1 


15 00 






Mowing Machine, 


1 


70 00 


1 


70 00 






Plows, 


6 


65 


00 


6 


65 00 






Cultivator, 


1 


5 


00 


1 


5 00 






Harrow, 


1 


7 


00 


1 


7 00 






Winnow Mill, 


1 


8 


00 


1 


8 00 


. 




Tools, 




150 00 




150 00 






Wood, cords, 


20 


140 


00 


20 


140 00 






Coal, tons, 


3£ 


49 


00 


n 


35 00 




14 00 


Groceries, 




74 00 




75 00 


1 00 




Stoves, 


6 


80 


00 


6 


80 00 






Furniture and Bedd 


ling 
1 


231 


00 


• 1 


231 00 








£3,076 00 


2,913 00 


$161 00 


$324 00 






1,418 


13 


% 


1,367 35 


186 72 


237 50 




4,494 


13 


;4,280 35 


$347 72 


561 50 






4,280 


35 








347 72 



$213 78 



$213 78 



18 



INVENTORY OF THE PROPERTY AT THE FARM. 



Produce, fyc. 

1865. 1866. 







No. 


Value. 


No. 


Value. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


Corn, bush. 




200 


$200 00 


60 


$60 00 




$140 00 


Barley " 




60 


90 00 


50 


75 


00 




15 00 


Beans, " 




14 


42 00 


10 


30 


00 




, 12 00 


Potatoes, " 




300 


200 00 


300 


200 


00 






Roots, " 




50 


25 00 


10 


5 


00 




20 00 


Onions, " 




3 


4 50 


2 


3 


00 




1 50 


Beef, bbls. 




3^ 


59 50 


H 


59 


50 






Pork, " 




3 


66 00 


3 


66 


00 






Cider, " 




4 


16 00 










16 00 


Apples, " 




4 


16 00 










16 00 


Soap, " 




H 


8 58 


2 


11 


50 


2,92 




Ham, lbs. 




240 


33 60 


240 


33 


60 






Lard, " 




75 


12 00 


80 


12 


00 






Tallow, " 




30 


4 20 


50 


7 


00 


2 8Q 




Beef, " 




75 


9 00 


150 


18 


00 


9 00 




Butter, " 




65 


22 75 


65 


22 


75 






English Hay, 


tons, 


15 


300 00 


20 


400 


00 


100 00 




Salt Hay, 


K 


6 


72 00 


10 


120 


00 


48 00 




Blackgrass 


k 


12 


144 00 


14 


168 


00 


24 00 




Thatch, 


a 


9 


63 00 


9 


63 


00 






Straw 


n 


1 


8 00 


1 


8 


00 


^ 




Litter, 


<< 


1 


6 00 










6 00 


Pickles, gallons 


13 


7 50 


10 


5 


00 




2 50 


Squashes, lbs. 




150 


4 50 










4 50 


Dried Apples, 


lbs. 


50 


4 00 










4 00 



$1,418 13 



,367 35 186 72 237 50 



19 

EXPENSES AND INCOME FOR THE YEAR 1865. 

Expenses. 

Amount paid for current expenses $2,677 22 

" " Bounty to Volunteers 735 00 

" " Fees and Salaries 782 65 

" . Highways and Bridges im , 2,012 40 

" Cost of maintaining the Poor 2,349 10 

" Expenses of the Farm beyond the income 1,142 48 

" Interest on Town Notes . . * 3,087 78 

" " Abatements 758 48 

" " Discount on Taxes 661 00 

" Reimbursement of Citizens' Subscription 1,138 00 



$15,344 11 

Income. 

Amount raised for Current Expenses $10,500 00 

" '[ Highways and Bridges 1,000 00 

Income of Town House 1 82 25 

Rent of Hay Scales 80 00 

" Turkey Shore Pasture 6 00 

Corporation Tax 1,269 83 

Dog Licenses '. 56 00 

Circus License. ...-..' 5 qo 

Discount on County Tax 15 qs 

Sale of old Fire Engines 300 00 

Citizens' Bounty Subscription mmm i 188 00 

Profit of Liquor Agency 353 77 

Balance, being expense beyond income 38s 18 

$15,344 11 



JEREMIAH LORD, TREASURER AND COLLECTOR. 

Dr. 

To balance in his hands March 1, 1 865 $4,556 69 

State Tax, 1865 7,849 00 

County Tax, " 1,753 30 

Town Tax, " 16,583 04 

Highway Tax, 1865 1,000 00 

Discount on County Tax 15 Q8 

Commonwealth School Fund. 140 71 

Income from Town House 182 25 

Cash received from Liquor Agents 4 659 22 

Rent of Hay Scales 80 00 

Rent of Turkey Shore Pasture 6 00 

Dog Licenses „ 56 00 



20 

To Circus License 5 00 

Sales from Farm 1,969 44 

Corporation Tax , 1,269 83 

State Aid 10,000 00 

Money hired on Town Notes 1 7,665 00 

Citizens' Volunteer Fund 1,188 00 

John Jewett, for board of Daniel Haskell 17 00 

Fairbanks & Brown, freight 1 49 

Hunneman & Co., for old Engines SCO 00 

George Dane, for board of Win. Lovering. 28 00 

Albert Webster, for board of Mrs. Chapman 500 00 

Town of Marblehead 9 84 

" Westford. 10 50 

" Danrers, 107 53 

" Andorer 70 50 

" Roekport 53 25 

" Medway 7 50 

City of Boston 51 74 

Salem 12 00 

" Is ewburyport 74 50 

$70,222 41 

Or. 

By orders drawn by Selectmen 19,474 99 

Abatements 748 48 

Discount on Taxes 661 00 

Principal on Town Notes paid 22,130 00 

Interest " " " 3,087 78 

State Tax paid 7,849 00 

County " " 1,753 30 

State Aid 4,362 51 

Bounties paid from Citizens' Fund 545 00 

Reimbursement of " " 1,138 00 

Uncollected Taxes 1,250 00 

Cash on hand 7,212 35 



$70,222 41 



TOWN OF IPSWICH IN BALANCE OF ALL ACCOUNTS. 

Dr. 

To Notes payable $50,265 00 

Schools, undrawn balances 605 35 

Interest due and not paid « 128 09 

$50,999 44 



21 
Or. 

By cash balance in hands of Jeremiah Lord 7,212 35 

Uncollected Taxes 1,250 00 

Liquors in Agent's hands 522 79 

Amount due from Commonwealth, State Aid 6,280 21 

« " " for Burials 15 00 

* " Ephraim Averill, 90 72 

" " City of Boston.. 10 29 

" " Town of Andover 78 29 

" " " Danvers 112 48 

" « " Haverhill 86 50 

« " " Westford 14 66 

" " Commonwealth, Armory rent 84 00 

" M Eastern K. Koad, damage by fire 461 67 

By Town Farm 16,000 00 

Personal properly at Farm 4,280 35 

Engines, apparatus and houses 3,000 00 

Hearse 600 00 

Town House and three Safes 2,350 00 

Furniture and Scales 100 00 

Woodland at Linebrook 150 00 

Woodland in Commonfields 65 00 

Thatch bank at Great Flats 250 00 

Thatch bank at Cross' bank 25 00 

Land on Turkey Shore > 150 00 

Woodhouse and wood 250 00 

Powder House and. gravel pit 100 00 

Gravel Pit in Scott's Lane 150 00 

" " by Grammar School house 100 00 

" " by Hatfield's Bridge 25 00 

" " by J. ft Brown's 150 00 

" " at Candlewood 50 00 

" " at S. Goodwin's 125 00 

Hay Scales, $800 00 ; Town Pounds, 100 00. . . , 900 00 

Balance against the Town 5,960 19 



$50 999 44 



Respectfully submitted) 



JOSEPH ROSS, 

S. N. BAKER, J. Auditors. 

A. D. WAIT, 



Ipswich, March 1st, 1866. 



22 
To either of the Constables of the Town of Ipswich : 

GREETING-. 
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby re- 
quired to notify and warn the qualified voters of said town to meet at the Town 
Hall, on Wednesday, the 21st of March current, at nine o'olock, A. M.. for the fol- 
lowing purposes, viz : 

Art. 1. To choose a Moderator. 

Art. 2. To choose all necessary Town Officers for the ensuing year, and grant 
them su'ih pay for their services as the town may think proper. 
Art. 3. To hear and act on the reports of Committees. 

Art. 4. To raise monev for the support of Common Schools and the High 
School, and determine the manner of apportioning the same. 

Art. 5. To raise money for the repairs of Highways, and determine the manner 
of apportioning the same, and expending the tame. 

Art. 6. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to defray all town 
charges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 7. To determine what compensation shall be allowed the Enginemen the 
ensuing year. 

Art. S. To see what discount, if any, shall be made to those persons who pay 
their taxes before the prescribed time of payment. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer to hire money in antici- 
pation of the taxe?. 

Art. 10. To see what sums of money the town will raise for the aid of the 
families of volunteers, as by law authorized. 

Art 11. To vote upon the question of abolishing the school districts m the 
town, as required by the General Statutes, chap. 39, sec. 4th. 

Art 12 To grant such sums of money to be raised upon the Polls and Estates 
within the town, for the purpose of defraying the debts of the town, and for the 
expenses of the current vear, as may be deemed expedient, and make all necessary 
regulations and allowances respecting the same. 

'art 13. To see if {he town will authorize the Prudential Committees in the 
several school districts to contract with the teachers the year ensuing. 

Art. 14. To see what action the town will adopt in relation to changing the 
limits of the several school districts in the town. 

Art. 15. To see if the town will authorize the payment of a certain sum of 
monev to the Town of Topsfield. for schooling a child of Israel Wildes in one of the 
district schools of said town the past year. 

Art 16 To see if the town will authorize the sale of the land on Turkey 
Shore, and the old gravel pit lot, near the house of William Haskell. 

Art 17 To see if the town will adopt any measures to prevent the waste and 
misuse of the several g.avel pits in the town, and pass any vote or votes respecting 
the same. 

Aut 18. To see if the town will grant a certain sum of money for repairing 
the gate and fe..ce around the burying ground at Linebrook parish. 

Art 19 To see if the town will accept the act of the General Court, chap, 
179, entitled, " an act relating to the sealing of weights and measures," passed and 
approved, April 23, A. D., 1863. 

Art. 20. To see if the town will accept the list of Jurors, as revised by the 
Selectmen. 

Art. 21. To see if the town will cause the causeways to be raised on the Ar~ 
gilla road leading to the beach. 

And vou are hereby directed to serve this warrant by posting up attested copies 
hereof at'each of the Meeting Houses and on the School House in the Korth !North 
School District, in said town, three days at least belore the time of said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant to the Town Clerk at the 
time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this seventeenth day of March, A. D. 1866. 

JOSEPH FARLEY, ) Selectmen of 
THUS. H. LUltU, ) Ipswich. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



>F THE- 



TOWN OF IPSWICH 



RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, &C. 



OF THE- 



-FOR THE- 



YEAR ENDING MARCH !, 1867. 



«^fi« a f'i < >* < <ii^ < t%«<^ t >« kl ««< 



SALEM: 

E. H. Fletcher & Co.'s Book and Job Printing House, 
(over horse railroad office.) 



REPORT, 



Current Expenses 

Fire Department. 

Paid 9 Engineers $27 00 

9 Hook and Ladder men 18 00 

98 Engine men 294 00 

Russell & Archer, repairs on engine 

house 133 42 

James Boyd & Son, hose 109 50 

Asa Lord, land rent and oil • 10 34 

I. K. Jewett, oil 1 42 

Fenton Watson, repairs 5 00 

Hunneman & Co., for ditto 6 00 

W. & B. H. Smith, for ditto 2 75 

Moses Spiller, for ditto 4 00 

N. Goodhue Jr., for ditto 13 00 

Mark Newman, for ditto 1 30 

John H. Blake, for ditto 6 75 

Geo. Russell, for ditto 4 00 

Geo. W. Sherburne, for ditto 6 00 

Geo. C. Lord, for ditto 2 00 

Daniel Kimball Jr., for ditto 1 50 

W. W. Wilson, for express 6 85 

Noyes & Willcomb, for ditto. 1 85 



Miscellaneous. 



Paid W. T. Averill, ringing bell 25 00 

Asher Blake, care of town clock. .. 20 00 

J. F. Gwinn, line, for town clock. . . 5 50 

Levi Lord, repairs on burying ground 18 90 
L. A. Swasey, printing town and 

school reports 93 25 

L. A. Swasey, for printing 26 25 

Geo. W. Pease, for ditto 2 00 

Poote & Horton, for ditto 125 

C. K. Darling, stationery 11 41 

Geo. Haskell, stamps and copies. . 18 29 

J. L. Akerman, postage 114 



54 68 



S. Coburn, oil &c. for town house. . 31 30 

I. K. Jewett, sundries for ditto 3 34 

Josiah Lord Jr., lamps, chimneys, <fcc. 

for ditto 4 30 

Moses Peabody, wood for ditto 3 00 

Abraham Caldwell, u for ditto .... 14 65 

Abraham Lord, " for ditto 3 00 

M. G. Lord, sawing wood for ditto 9 3T 
Stephen Baker, attendance on Se- 
lectmen and lock up 20 25 

Thomas Tilton, constable, services, 9 00 

James W. Watts, police ditto. ... 5 00 

George Brown, ditto 7 50 

D. S. Russell, ditto . 5 00 

Silas Crane, ditto ' „ . 2 50 

Jokn J. Philbrook, ditto 7 50 

Harrison Smith, ditto 5 00 

H. A. Davis, sealing weights 2 65 

G. A. Willett, express 5 00 

W. W. Wilson, ditto . 135 

Koyes & Willcomb, ditto 3 40 

Stephen Baker, repairs on Town 

House and gravel pit 6 53 

Stephen Baker, attendance at Town 

House .. . . 37 00 

C. M. Arthur, rep'rs on Town House 60 

E. Plouff, jr., ditto 8 25 

Jacob Low, ditto. 50 

R. T. Dodge, travelling expenses,. 2 00 

Andrew Geyer, school books. .... 6 80 
Abraham Lord, jr., census of school 

children 17 00 

Wm. G. Brown, horse hire and dam- 
age, 1865 35 00 

Jeremiah Lord, travelling expenses 8 00 

C. A. Say ward, legal services .... 5 00 

Aaron Cogswell, 2 10 

Wm. Newman, one share in pump. 5 00 

$499 as 

Fire Department 654 68 

$1,154 56 



Liquor Agency. 

I860, March 1. Dr. 

To stock on hand Mar. 1, 1866 $522 79 

Paid for U. S. License 25 00 

E. F. Porter, liquors 737 19 

J. I. Baker, for ditto 1734 84 

A. Geyer, salary . . 12 50 

S. Coburn, salary, rent, &c 144 52 

Willetts' Express 15 40 

Wilson's Express 12 45 

Stephen Baker, lumber 2 45 

3,207 14 

Balance 260 06 



1,467 20 



1866, March 28. Cr. 



u it 

ii ii 

ti u 

ii u 

a ft 

u u 

u u 

a u 

u a 

u a 

a it 



By *stock on hand March 1, 1867 



ere: 


at in March 


$179 12 




ii 


April 


170 15 




ii 


May 


111 01 




ii 


June 


178 32 




ii 


July 


216 98 




it 


August 


410 98 




it 


Sept. 


314 49 




ii 


Oct. 


341 62 




it 


Nov. 


314 36 




I. 


Dec. 


341 40 




ii 


Jan. 


349 53 




ti 


Feb. 


274 91 


3,202 87 
264 33 


1, 


1867 . 






3,467 20 








3,207 14 




$260 06 



* This statement is made according to the best information we could 
obtain, no data having been furnished the Auditors whereby they could cer- 
tify correctly to the kinds, quality or quantity of liquors, if any, in the 
agent's hands. — Auditors. 



6 

Fees and Salaries. 

Paid Geo. Haskell for salary and extra $100 00 

R. T. Dodge, for ditto 100 00 

Geo. Haskell, for ditto 100 00 

Jer'h Lord, salary Treas'r & Coll'r 300 00 
W. K. Bell, salary & fees as Town 

Clerk 61 35 

Aaron Cogswell, services as School 

Committee 30 00 

Chas, A. Savward, for ditto 36 50 

Geo. R. Lord, for ditto 20 00 

Jos. Ross & others, serv's as auditors 30 00 

J. W. Watts, services as constable 9 00 

D. S. Russell, for ditto 4 00 

Jos. Spiller, services as police officer 11 00 

Stephen Baker, for ditto 12 50 

Harrison Smith, for ditto 13 00 

George Brown, for ditto 6 50 

1). C. Worcester, for ditto 3 00 

Wesley K. Bell, military record. . . 43 70 

Geo. Haskell, fees on sheriff's sale 8 00 

$888 55 



Highways and Bridges, 

Paid Sylvester Goodwin for labor, $5 00 

Thomas Staniford, 1 50 

James Scott, 1 00 

Joseph Kinsman, • • 48 93 

Ira Carlisle, 1 20 

Thomas Low 8 95 

Andrew Low, 2 25 

John Hubbard, 3 15 

Gardner A. Brown, 6 00 

Willard B. Kinsman, 5 00 

Asa Kinsman, 3 75 

Augustine Stone, 3 00 

Alfred Smith, 3 06 

Harvey Whipple, 3 16 

Tristram Brown, 1 65 

George W. Warner, 5 64 

Daniel Kimball, teaming, 7 00 



Paid Emerson Howe, labor, 22 13 

Abel S. Howe, 1 50 

Wm. P. Perley, 6 37 

A. A. Rutherford, 7 80 

James Griffin, 9 50 

Perley B. Lakeman, 10 50 

Daniel O. Collins, 3 50 

James W. Wiley, 1 00 

Patrick Riley, 7 00 

Harrison Smith 7 00 

Andrew Russell, 7 00 

Ira Worcester, 9 50 

Alfred Manning, 7 25 

Oliver Underhill, 7 00 

Henry Wilson, 5 50 

Albert S. Brown, 8 50 

James Scott, 2 25 

Luke Murry 2 75 

John Worth, 25 60 

Jacob P. Scanks, 2 50 

Randall Andrews, 2 50 

Joseph H. Lord, 18 50 

George Low, 4 37 

Sylvester Goodwin, labor on bridge, 5 00 

Daniel F. Pinder, labor, 21 00 

Geo. E. Lord, 9 00 

Charles B. Smith, 4 00 

John Pingree 1 00 

Geo. W. Warner, 5 25 

Thomas Staniford, 6 50 

Luther Chaplin, 17 00 

John W. Lord, 6 28 

John G. Caldwell, 3 50 

Thomas Staniford 13 50 

Daniel W. Appleton, 32 00 

Joseph Farley, 30 00 

Timothy Curran, 36 00 

Michael Curran, 8 00 

Ezra Merrill, 11 00 

John G. Caldwell, 8 37 

Perley B. Lakeman, 5 00 

Joseph Dunn, 3 50 

Andrew Russell, 74 05 



8 



Alfred Norman, 4 00 

James Scott, 19 00 

James Scott, Jr., 10 00 

Joseph Fowler, 63 00 

Timothy Curran, 42 00 

J.Russell, 2 00 

Luke Hurry, 7 00 

John Worth, 77 50 

Cornelius O'Connell 6 00 

Flint & Gove, ." 2 50 

Oliver Underbill, 17 25 

Albert Brown, .-. 15 00 

Jacob P. Scanks, 10 00 

J. T. Worcester, 3 00 

Ezra Russell, 4 00 

Nathaniel Goodhue, 16 37 

John Kimball, 18 00 

N. R. Rutherford, 14 87 

Edward Lord, 95 00 

David Grady,, 15 00 

Wm. Lord, 4th, 2 50 

Geo. E. Lord, 62 50 

Isaac Lord, 24 50 

Frederick Mitchell 70 00 

Daniel O. Collins, 24 75 

John G. Caldwell,. 17 50 

James Safford, 4 37 

Jacob C. Safford, 10 00 

Isaac Kimball, 22 93 

Thomas Staniford, 50 83 

Daniel Kimball, Jr 4 00 

Nathaniel Archer, 15 75 

Michael Dunn, 175 

Nathaniel Harris, 27 50 

Luther Lord, 18 00 

Aaron Lord, 7 00 

Frederick Bray, 10 40 

John Moore, 2 00 

A. T. Guilford, 10 17 

Joseph Dunn, 1 50 

Charles C. Lavalette, 2 00 

Solomon L. Howe, 6 00 

Wm. Kimball, 2 00 



9 

Paid Augustus M. Perley, 75 

Abel S. Howe, 67 

Erastus Clark, , 2 00 

D. P.Pingrec, 4 00 

Gilbert Conarit, 5 25 

Win. F. Conant, 79 70 

Hardy M. Beck,, 9 00 

Levi Lord 10 07 

Isaac Kimball, € 12 

Wm. Lord, Jr. 12 00 

John Lummus, 26 00 

Edward Lord, '. . 4 50 

Daniel Kimball, 3 25 

N. C.Perkins,. 4 50 

E. C. Rankin, 10 00 

•Ezra Merrill, 2 00 

N. R. Rutherford, 1 75 

Andrew Russell, 6 12 

James Williams. 437 

Abraham Lummus, 4 00 

James H. Wiley, 4 00 

Nathaniel Harris,. 4 50 

George E. Lord, 2 00 

Henry Wilson, 58 80 

I). W. Appleton, 39 75 

John Roberts,, 526 

Joseph Kinsman, 7 27 

Thomas Staniford, 10 00 

Josiah Lord,. Ill 25 

Isaac Lord, 3 00 

N. Archer 4 00 

Timothy Curran, 16 00 

Wm. G. Brown € 00 

E. & M. Peabody, 14 00 

Joseph Farley, 24 50 

John H. Cogswell, lumber,. ...... 40 95 

I. K. Jewett, nails, 45 

Jacob Low, covering stones, 10 00 

John Low, labor, 33 73 

E. Cogswell & Son, nails, &c 1 20 

Foster Russell, railing, 852 

W. & B. H. Smith, grates,. 1 62 

Aaron F. Brown, labor, 3 12 



10 

Paid James Gwinn, 26 00 

Gorham T. Hills, . . 1 40 

Joseph Smith, and others, Thomas 
L. Warner, and others, John 
Worth, and others, bills for clear- 
ing snow from Highways, 520 25 

Daniel Boynt on, and 2 9 others, lab'r 16028 

Cor. O'Connell, " 42 " « 377 89 

Luther Chaplin, "17 u " 87 25 



Total, $3,207 60 



Poor. 

Rents. 



Paid Sarah Kimball, house rent for Mrs, 

Bradley, $40 00 

Abraham H. Bond, house rent for 

Mrs. Brown. 30 00 

Sarah Burnham, house rent for Mrs. 

Dudley, 25 00 

Oliver Underfill], house rent for Mrs. 

Goodwin, 20 00 

Elizabeth Hovey, house rent for Mrs. 

Wyatt, 16 00 

Elizabeth Jones, house rent for Mrs. 

Buzzel, " 12 00 

Manning Dodge, house rent for Mrs. 

Bust,... 12 00 

Asa Lord, house rent for Silas Poor, 16 00' 
D. S. Russell, house rent for Mrs. E. 

Harris, 2 66 

T. P. Foster, house reut for Joanna 

Harris, 18 00 



$191 06 

Miscellaneous, 
Paid Asa Lord for Groceries, &c $82 00 



11 

Paid F. Whitcomb, groceries, <fcc., 84 00 

Tho.'s E. Condon. " " 18 00 

Stephen Coburn, ' " " 21 00 

E. Cogswell & Son, " « 38 00 

I. K. Jewett, " « 2 00 

J. F. Clothey, clothing, &c 5 00 

R. T. Dodge, coal, 7 00 

Win. G. Brown, coal, 81 72 

Abel S. Howe, wood, 20 25 

Joseph Conant,do 35 90 

D. G. Chapman, do., 11 62 

B. D. Appleton. do., 42 62 

Charles Palmer, medical aid, 51 00 

A. H. Sweet, do.. 27 78 

J. B. Tenney. aid to poor travellers, 9 00 

E. R. P. Co., tickets " « 2 00 

W. F. Averill, burials, 6 00 

A. P. Ross, teaming supplies, 33 00 

X. Goodhue, measuring and piling 

wood 5 75 

Daniel Clark, coffins, 12 00 

Alfred Dole, conveyance of pauper, 1 50 

Manning Dodge, meat. 1 00 

J. C. Perkins, legal advice, 10 00 

George Haskell, travelling expenses, 3 20 



$611 34 



Supplies in other Towns. 

Paid Worcester Lunatic Hospital, board 

of Miss Graves §178 47 

City of Lynn, supplies to Mrs. Porter 99 00 
" Salem, " Mrs. Durgen 

and Barker 145 1 8 

City of Newburyport, supplies to 

Mrs. Wallis and others 72 75 

Town of Gloucester, supplies to Mrs. 

Lakeman 129 59 

Town of Fitchburg, supplies to Miss 

Gaines 86 05 

Town of Rowley, supplies to Mrs. 

Clarke. 16 00 



12 

Paid Town of Bradford, supplies to Mr. 

Bridges 8 54 

A. Mahoney, house rent, Mrs. Barker 6 05 
Harrison Smith, conveyance of pauper 11 80 

753 43 

Bents 191 66 

Miscellaneous 611 34 



$1,556 43 

Cr. 

By amount received of Andover $86 2& 

« * Bockport 43 88 

* u Sandwich 38 50 

Westford 14 60 

Newburyport. . . 76 50 



U U 



a a Danvers. . . . .... 150 75 



410 52 



11,135 91 

Names of Persons assisted hy the- toicn, and the amount to each. 

Xathaniel Emmons, $3 80 

Sarah Brown, 66 00 

Louisa Goodwin, 30 00 

Mrs. Levi Hovey, 34 00 

Susan Spiller,. 14 65 

Elizabeth Buzzell, 18 00 

Judith Bust, 42 00 

Lucy Caldwell, 65 47 

Ephraim Grant, 47 00 

Stephen W. Hovey, 13 00 

Sally Sweet, 38 00 

John Wells, 25 80 

John L. Tibbetts, 2 50 

Eunice Dow, 57 15 

Patrick Beddy, 3 00 



13 
Expenses of Farm. 

Dr. 

Paid Isaac Lord, for labor $95 75 

A. T. Guilford, for ditto 104 00 

Nathan Jewett, for ditto 28 00 

B. D. Chapman, for ditto 240 00 

B. D. Appleton, superintendent. . . 475 00 — 942 75 
Asa Lord, groceries, &c 429 94 

E. Cogswell & Son, for ditto 187 82 

F. Willcomb, for ditto 194 79 

I. K. Jewett, for ditto 102 23 

T. E. Condon, for ditto 81 90 

C. Damon, ior ditto 151 20 

J. Butman, for ditto 30 78 

I. Coburn, for ditto 6 77-1,185 43 

S. N. Baker, for clothing 9 08 

J. P. Clothey & Co., for ditto 21 67 

Geo. W. Ellis, for shoes 14 10 

N. B. Waite, for ditto 15 75 

John A. Johnson, for ditto 8 65 

Mark Newman, for ditto 13 50 — 82 75 

B. T. Dodge, for coal 165 73 

Wm. G. Brown, for ice 10 00 

Willcomb & Co., for crockery 4 40 

E. Plouff, for utensils 8 19 

C. M. Arthur, for ditto 16 02 

Isaac Flitner, for medical services. 30 00 

S. Coburn, for medicines 2 19 

A. Geyer, for ditto 5 05 

Eben Kimball, for repairs 9 25 

John Hodgkins, for ditto 12 90 

Gardner Chilson, for ditto 20 00 

John Lane, for ditto 8 75 

Stephen Baker, for ditto 427 

W. & B. H. Smith, for iron work. . 5 20 

C. W. Chapman, for ditto 69 22 

D. L. Hodgkins, for lumber 2 15 

Daniel Clarke, for coffin 11 00 

Sundry bills paid by Superintendent 354 54 — 738 86 

$2,949 79 



14 

By Sales from Farm, Cr. 

English Hay $706 94 

Salt Hay, Thatch, &c 251 90 

Potatoes 114 84 

Calves 21 95 

Pigs 40 00 

Sheep and Lambs 69 00 

Poultry 13 21 

Eggs 22 58 

Barley 20 25 

Butter 151 95 

Pork 41 77 

Milk 2 00 

Hides ' 27 74 

Sundries 9 06 

Increase of personal property at Farm 210 80 



1,703 99 



Balance against the Farm 1.245 80 



$2,949 79 



The number of Paupers at the Alms House is nine- 
teen ; the average number for the past year was twenty - 

The average cost of supporting them, by the usual 
method of computation, is two dollars per week. 



15 



INVENTORY OF THE PROPERTY AT THE FARM. 

Stock, fyc. 

1866. 1867. 





No. 


_^ 

Value. 


No. 


Value. 


Increase. 


Oxen, 


6 


$480 00 


6 $480 00 




Cows, 


12 


480 00 


10 


400 00 




Heifers, 






5 




100 00 


Bull, 


1 


30 00 








Horses, 


2 


250 00 


2 


250 00 




Sheep, 


26 


210 00 


31 


217 00 


7 00 


Shoats, 


- 7 


210 00 


9 


270 00 


60 00 


Fowls, 


35 


17 50 


47 


23 50 


6 00 


Turkeys, 


3 


4 50 


1 


1 50 




Horse Wagon, 


1 


35 00 


1 


35 00 




Sleigh, 


1 


20 00 


1 


20 00 




Chaise, 


1 


25 00 


1 


25 00 




Ox Wagons, 


2 


170 00 


2 


170 00 




Ox Carts, 


2 


100 00 


2 


100 00 




Ox Sleds 


1 


15 00 


1 


15 00 




Mowing Machine, 


1 


70 00 


1 


70 00 




Plows, 


6 


65 00 


6 


65 00 




Cultivator, 


1 


5 00 


1 


5 00 




Harrow, 


1 


7 00 


1 


7 00 




Winnow Mills, 


1 


8 00 


1 


8 00 




Tools, 




150 0^ 




150 00 




Wood, cords, 


20 


140 00 


20 


140 00 




Coal, tons, 


2£ 


35 00 


oi. 

-2 


35 00 




Groceries, 




75 00 




41 00 




Stoves, 




6 80 


6 


80 00 




Furniture, Bedding, 


&c, 


231 00 


$231 00 





$2,913 00 
1,367 35 

$4,280 35 



Decrease. 



$80 00 



30 00 



3 00 



34 00 



$2,939 00 $173 00 $147 00 
1,552 15 302 40 117 60 



£4,491 15 
4,280 35 



475 40 
264 60 



$264 60 



$210 80 $210 80 



16 

INVENTORY OF THE PROPERTY AT TEE EARM. 

Produce, §c. 

1866. 1867. 







r 

So. 


Value. 


No. 


T alue. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


Corn, bushels, 




60 


S60 00 


170 


$170 00 


$110 00 




Barley, " 




50 


75 00 


10 


15 00 




$60 00 


Rye, 








6 


7 50 


7 50 




Beans, " 




10 


30 00 


15 


30 00 






Potatoes, " 




300 


200 00 


300 


200 00 






Roots, " 




10 


5 00 


50 


25 00 


20 00 




Onions, u 




2 


3 00 


3 


3 00 






Beef, barrels, 




H 


59 50 


3* 


59 50 






Pork, " 




3 


66 00 


3 


66 00 




- 


Cider, u 








2 


20 00 


20 00 




i <c 








2^ 


10 00 


10 00 




Apples, 








2 








Soap, " 
Ham, pounds, 




2 


11 50 


2 


11 50 








240 


33 60 


200 


28 00 




5 60 


Lard, " 




80 


12 00 


80 


12 00 






Beef, " 
Tallow, " 




150 


18 00 


50 


6 00 




12 00 




50 


7 00 


60 


8 40 


1 40 




Butter, " 




65 


22 75 


60 


22 75 






English Hay, 


tons, 


20 


400 00 


18 


360 00 




40 00 


Salt Hay, 


(i 


10 


120 00 


10 


120 00 






" " Market, tons, 6 




6 


90 00 


• 90 00 




Black Grass, 


tons, 


14 


168 00 


14 


168 00 






Thatch, 


u 


9 


63 00 


11 


77 00 


14 00 




Straw, 


u 


1 


8 00 


1 


800 






Litter, 


(C 






4 


24 00 


24 00 




Pickles, gallons, 


10 


5 00 


15 


7 50 


2 50 




Squashes, 








100 


3 00 


3 00 





$1,367 35 



$1,552 15 $302 40 $117 61* 



17 

EXPENSES AND INCOME FOR THE YEAR 1866. 

Expenses. 

Amount paid for current expenses $1 ,154 56 

" Fees and Salaries 888 55 

" Highways and Bridges 3,208 19 

" Poor Account y? 1,550 43 

" " Expenses Farm beyond income 1,245 80 

M " Interest on Town Notes 2,753 75 

" Abatements 201 81 

** " Discount on Taxes 593 44 

" "' Reimbursement Citizen's Fund 30 00 

Balance, being income beyond expense 3,215 08 

$14 847 61 

Income. 

Amount raised for current expenses $11 ,093 63 

" Highways and Bridges 1,500 00 

Income of Town House 127 25 

Rent of Hay Scales 106 75 

Kent of Turkey Shore Pasture 6 00 

Licenses on Dogs , 52 00 

Gravel 93 

Ilec'd from Commonwealth for census expenses, 1865 105 00 

«• " Corporation Tax 1,045 53 

" other towns, for amount of Poor bills 410 52 

" Eastern Railroad, for damage by fire at Farm 400 00 



$14,847 61 



JEREMIAH LORD, TREASURER AND COLLECTOR. 

Dr. 

To balance in his hands March 1, 1866. $8,562 16_ 

State Tax for 1866 5,010 00~ 

County " " 1 ,753 30 

Town " " 14,893 63 

Highway " " 1,500 00 



Discount on County Tax 6 58 

Commonwealth School Fund 178 05 

" Corporation Tax 1,122 33 

" State Aid for 1864 462 94 % J lfrL < 

1865 5,50000 ** * 

" Pauper Account 40 25 

Income from Town House 127 25 

Cash from Liquor Agent 3,202 87 

Rent of Hay Scales 106 75 

" Turkey Shore Pasture 6 00 



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Cash for Dog- Licenses 52 00 

Gravel 93 

" Sales from Farm 1,138 65 

Money hired on Town Notes 2,400 (JO 

Commonweal t!i, for Census . . . 105 00 

Town of Andover,. . 86 29 

" Danvers 1 50 75 

" Rockport 43 8$ 

" Sandwich . , ' 38 50 

City cf Newburyport 76 50 

Town of Westford • 14 60 

Eastern "Railroad, for damage by fire . . . . 400 00 

$46,,979 21 

Cr. 

By Orders drawn by Selectmen $1 5,351 86 

Abatements ; . . . 201 81 

Discount on Taxes 607 84 

Principal on Town Notes paid 3,950 OO 

Interest " " 2,753 75 

Citizens' Fund, balance reimbursed 30 00 

State Tax paid 5,010 00 

County Tax paid 1,753 30 

State Aid for 1865 paid 141 33 

1866 " 8,522 64 

Uncollected Taxes 1 865 233 00 

" 1866 1,21532 

Cash on hand 7,208 36 



$46,979 21 



TOWN OF IPSWICH IN BALANCE OF ALL ACCOUNTS 

Dr. 

To Notes payable $48,805 00 

Schools, undrawn balances 1,318 37 

Interest due and not paid 364 23 

$50,487 60 

Cr. 

By cash balance in hands of Jeremiah Lord $7,208 30 

Uncollected Taxes 1,448 32 

Liquors in Agent's hands, 264 33 

Amount due from Commonwealth, State Aid 8,734 85 

" " Armory Rent 84 00 

Ephraim Averill 190 72 

City of Boston 10 27 



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19 

Town of Haverhill 154 00 

Town of Westford 7 82 

J. H. Burnham, for English Hay, 1865.... 4118 

Salt Hay 25 00 

" " Est. of Isaac Lord, for board of his widow 400 00 

Town Farm 16,000 00 

Personal Property at Farm 4,491 15 

Engines, Apparatus and Houses 3,000 00 

Hearse , 600 00 

Town House and three Safes 2,350 00 

Furniture and Scales 100 00 

Woodland at Linebrook. 150 00 

" Commonfields 65 00 

Thatch Bank at Great Flats 250 00 

Cross' Bank 25 CO 

Land on Turkey Shore 150 00 

Wood House and Wood 250 00 

Powder House and Gravel Pit 100 00 

Gravel Pit in Scott's Lane 150 00 

" by Grammar School House 100 00 

" u Hayfield's Bridge 25 00 

" " J. B. Brown's, Essex Road 150 00 

" " Candlewood 50 00 

" S. Goodwin's 125 00 

Hay Scales, $800 00 ; Town Pounds, $100 00 900 00 

Balance against the Town 1,977 60 



$50,487 60 



We find that the system of keeping the accounts of 
the town" in the several departments is not such as is 
commendable for accuracy or dispatch, which may be ac- 
counted for in part, as the town is unwilling to pay the 
Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers a sufficient salary for 
the services which they are called upon to perform. We 
find by their bills that are on file, that they have charged 
one hundred dollars more than the salary voted them, 
for extra services, but what those extra services were 
we are unable to ascertain, as they give us no informa- 
tion by their bills. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. D. WAIT 
• JOSEPH FARLEY, $ Auditors. 

GEO. R. LORD, 

Ipswich, March 1st, 1867. 



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20 



To either of the Constables of the Tcwn of Ipswich, 

GREETING. 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, yon arc hereby re- 
quired to notify and warn the legal voters of said town to meet at the! own House 
on Wednesday] the 20th day of March ci rrent, at Dine o'clock, A M., for the follow- 
ing purposes, viz : 

Art. 1. To choose a Moderator. 

Art. 2. To choose all necessary Town Officers fcr the ensuing year, and grant 
them such pay for their services as the town may think proper. 

Art. 3. To hear and act on the report? of Committees. 

Art. 4. To raise money for the support of the Jijgjh and Common Schools, and 
determine the manner of apportioning the same. 

Art. 5. To raise money to repair the highways, ard determine the manner of 
apportioning the same. 

Art. 6. To raise such sums of money as may he necesary to defray all town 
charges for the ensuing year. J>- 

Art. 7. To see what compensation shall he allowed the Enginemen the ensuing 

year. 

Art. 8. To see what discount, if any, shall he allowed to these persons who pay 
their taxes before the proscribed time of payment. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer to hire money in antici- 
pation of taxes. ^ 

Art. 10. To see what sums of money, if any, the town will raise for the aid of 
the famili€s of volunteers, as by Jaw authorized. 

Art. 11. To see it the town will authorise the Prudential Committees to con- 
tract with the teachers in the several school districts the ensuing year. 

Aut.12. To grant such sums of money to he raised upon the tolls and estates 
within the town, for tie purpose of defrejing Ihe deUs oi the town, and for the 
expenses of the current year, as may be deemed expedient, and make all necessary 
regulations and allowances respecting the same. 

ART. 13- To see what action the town will fate in relation to charging the lim- 
its of the several school districts in the town. 

Art. 14 To see if the town will authome the sale of a pait of the new gravel 
pit, near the house of Patrick Riley. 

Art. 15. To see if Ihetown will give the inhahitarfs of Linehrock Tarish the 
privilege of working cut their highway taxes, or paying the money as formerly. 

Art. 16. To see if the Town will accept the list of jurors as prepared and posted 
up by the Selectmen. 

Art. 17. To see if the town will authorize the Assessors to abate certain taxes 

of the year 1865. 

Art. 18. To see what action the town will take as regards huilding a now High 

School House, and to raise money for that purpose. 

ART. 19. To see if the town will accept the load leading from Baker's Causeway 
to Lakeman's Beach. 

Art. 20. To see if the town will authorize a suit to be commenced against cer- 
tain parties that owe the town. 

And you are hereby directed to serve this w arrant by posting up attested copies of 
the same at each of the meetinghouses, and at the school house in the North North 
District in said town, three days it least leiorethe time of said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant to the Town Clerk at the 
time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this fifteenth day of March, A. D.. 1867. 

RICHARD T. DODGE, ) Selectmen of 
THOMAS H. LORD, J Ipswich 




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ANNUAL REPORT 



-OF THE 



RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, &0. 



♦• 



-OF THE 



-FOR THE — 



YEAR ENDING MARCH 1, 1868. 



c— -£=<?^e^d^S-' 



SALEM: 
Steam Printing House of E. H. Fletcher & Co. 

(Over Horse Railroad Office.) 



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TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



REPORT. 



Current Expenses. 

Fire Department, 

Paid Russell & Archer, repairs on engine 

house $8 01 

6 Engineers 24 50 

108 Enginemen 354 00 

John Worth, oil 4 00 

F. Mitchell, rent of knl, 1866-7. . 16 00 

Asa Lord, land rent, oil, nails, &c. 9 11 

Stephen H. Baker, oiling hose .... 250 

William Chapman, for ditto 3 50 

S. G. Cheover, repairs on ditto .... 7 00 
Robert Stone, for repairs on engine 

house \.. 34 00 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber 2858 

Foster Russell, repairs on ladder 

box 3 06 

Mark Newman, stove, camps, &c. . . 18 50 

I. K. Jewett, oil, <fcc 2 40 

Benjamin Newman, painting, &c. . . . 20 42 

Moses Spiller, labor on engine 10 00 

Abram Burn ham, watching fire,.. 2 50 

Joel Tibbetts, lor ditto 1 25 

George W. Stone, for ditto 1 25 

G. A. Willett, express 7 65 

George Russell, repairs on engine 

house 6 50 

William G. Brown damage to well 

and horse hire 6 00 

$570 73 



4 



Miscellaneous. 



Paid E. H. Fletcher & Co., for printing 

town repors & note book 67 12 

E. H. Fletcher & Co., printing tax 

bills, notices, &c, 1? 25 

J. S E. Rogers, for printing school 

reports 28 ^ 

Andrew Geyer, stationery 16 93 

Charles K. Darling, ledger, 8 00 

Cutter & Tower, record book -. 2 50 

Wesley K. Bell, stationery 5 50 

"William T. Averill, ringing bell 25 00 

Asher Blake, care of town dock 20 00 

H. A Davis, sealing weights 4 85 

Y. G. Hurd, examining soldiers 10 00 

Noyes & Wilcomb, express 2 90 

J. L. Akerman, postage, 1 J* 

Charles A. Sayward. legal advice ... 6 00 

Silas Crane, clam-flat agent 39 75 

Albert Tenney, horse hire for school 

committee, militia, &c, 3 00 

Abram Lord, taking census school 

children z \ {A 

A. D. Wait, distributing reports, ... 3 00 

Jeremiah Lord, travelling expenses, 11 80 

S. N. Baker, painting 1 h " 

R T Dodge, expenses on G. Conant 

case HI 

T. H. Lord, for ditto 5 20 

A. F. Brown, for ditto 5 20 

N. D. Dodge and others for ditto.. 61 69 

A.' Caldwell, wood 9 50 

M. Peabody, for ditto 3 00 

I. K. Jewett, for ditto 21 J 6 

I. K. Jewett, oil, &c, j> ( > ( > 

S. Coburn, oil 27 05 

Benjamin Newman, repairs J 05 

Mark Newman, chimneys <^ 

M. G. Lord, sawing wood 9 37 

F. Willcomb, chandeliers 33 00 

Stephen Baker, care of lock-up 17 50 



Stephen Baker attendance on Select- 
men 14 00 

Stephen Baker, materials and labor 

on town house 8 86 

Stephen Baker, sealing hay scales. . 3 50 

Stephen Baker, attenclrnce at town 

house, 28 75 

S. N. Baker, painting , 125 

$1140 IT 

Liqiior Agency. 

Dr. 

Stock on hand, Mar. 1, 186T 264 33 

Paid John I. Baker for liquor 3647 38 

Stephen Coburn, salary 144 00 

Stephen Coburn, rent 40 00 

Stephen Coburn, book 3 25 

Stephen Coburn, express & freight. 25 40 

Willett's express 19 10 

Noyes & Willcomb 190 

Balance gained in trade 535 95 

$4681 31 

Cr. 

By amount of sales 4368 22 

Stock on hand Mar. 1, 1868 299 98 

Cash on hand 1311 

$4681 31 

Fees and Salaries- 
Paid James Watts, notifying town 

meeting 5 00 

John R. Baker, school committee. . . 30 00 

Edward P. Kimball for ditto 31 75 

Aaron Cogswell for ditto 36 00 

Yorick G. Hurd, return of deaths. . 1 20 

William T. Averill for ditto 3 20 

Jane Foster for ditto 3() 

David F. Dow for ditto 2 30 

Daniel Clarke for ditto 6 40 

A. D. Wait, Joseph Farley, G. R. 

Lord ; Auditors 36 00 



6 

Nath'l Shatswell, notifying town meet- 

ing. officers, and police services, lb UU 

John J. Philbrook for ditto police ^ 

services nn 

Joseph Spider, police services < w 

Stephen Baker, for ditto • ^^ 

E. G Hull, notifying town meeting 

and officers - w uu 

Pirch T. Dodge, salary as Selectman, 

Assessor and Overseer 100 00 

Thomas H. Lord for ditto 100 OU 

Aaron F. Brown for ditto .. . .. : 100 

Jeremiah Lord, Treas'r & Collector 300 00 

We^ey K. Bell, salary as Clerk,. , ^ uu 

Do., return of deaths, births, and ^ 

marriages |g68 4Q 

Highways and Bridges. 

Paid Gardner A. Brown, for labor 6 80 

Thomas Brown g ^ 

John Galbraith ' ^ 

Thomas Galbraith 9 1() 

Otis K. Glover 92 

Joseph Kinsman si 18 

' Willard B. Kinsman 2() 

Joseph Marshall ^ g ^ 

Frederic Bray 4 00 

Daniel Kimball . g() 

Daniel Kimball, jr • ^ 0Q 

Joseph Hovey 2 00 

E. B. Harris T ()0 

Manning Dodge 2Q 

Sylvester Brown jr l Q() 

Charles Hills 1 Q() 

John Shtaswell ( . () 

D. O. Collins • 1 o () 

D. Dickinson ^q 

I- ia c Kimball 3 ()() 

S. M. Blaisdell ' 3 00 

S. P. Foster 1 0Q 

James A. Lord 



Josiali Lord 59 32 

D. W. Appleton 10 00 

William Wade 1 00 

Eben Falls 5 40 

James Galbraith 1 50 

A. B. Fellows 15 40 

Aaron F. Brown 20 ()() 

D, S. Russell . 2 00 

Henry Wilson. . . 12 50 

Aaron Kinsman 18 95 

A. A. Rutherford 5 70 

Edward Brown 3 20 

A. S. Brown 8 00 

Afred Manning 6 00 

John Patch . . '. 8 20 

Andrew Low 3 00 

William Ready 1 00 

Oliver Underbill 2G 25 

Charles Smith . . 17 07 

Ezekiel Peabody 4 00 

George Woodbury 9 60 

William F. Burnhain 4 5J 

David Foster 20 00 

Augustine Stone 8 60 

James Griffing 24 00 

John Roberts 12 60 

Clarence Coburn 3 40 

David Berry 2 60 

John H. Kimball 2 00 

F. Miter ell 2 50 

G. W. Warner 2 00 

John Lummus 8 15 

Ebcnezer Harris ■ 2 70 

Nathaniel Caldwell 8 15 

David Russell 1 35 

Caleb Lord 3 30 

Eben Lord 3 40 

Thomas Staniford 1 55 

Joseph Grant 7 50 

Asa Lord, jr 1 50 

William L. Lord, jr. . 8 50 

Gorham F. Plills 80 

Eli C. Rankin 20 80 



s 



Asa P. Stone 15 00 

Timothy Curran 2 00 

Elisha Brown 12 80 

John Marshall 10 60 

John H. Burnham 1 £0 

Mannasseh Brown 36 55 

Charles Thompson 5 40 

Alfred Smith 13 70 

John Low , . . 5 60 

Joseph Huckins 18 00 

William Chapman 1 00 

William Lord 1 00 

George Hobson. . . 1 00 

Asa Butler 1 00 

Ezra Merrill 1 00 

Richard Lakeman 5 00 

Horace Searles 100 

Joseph Horton , 33 80 

William T. Cross 12 20 

William H. Kinsman 30 00 

Joshua Lamson 23 40 

John Brown 43 45 

Thomas Low 10 00 

Hervey Whipple 11 20 

Patrick Riley 2 80 

M. McDonald 2192 

David Scanks 1 8 ^ 

Jacob I. Scanks 5 80 

Hardy M. Beck 3 80 

George Buzzell ^ 

Benjamin Ellsworth 7 00 

Isaac Buzzell 7 00 

Henry Terhune •. 6 00 

John Worth 21 00 

E. N. Brown 11 30 

J. S. Potter 1 60 

Daniel Conant 1 60 

W. F. Conant 3 80 

MarkFoss ^50 

Aaron Hubbard. . . ^ 13 40 

Michael Laffy 3 00 

John G. Cole 3 00 

John Muldoon 1 00 



Joseph Farley \ 6 75 

Patrick Reddy 1 40 

Michael Reddy 1 40 

Randall Andrews 6 55 

John Lasbury 3 00 

Calvin Batchelder 2 80 

Washington P. Pickard 2 0(1 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber 1 00 

E. Cogswell & Son, do 3 70 

I. K. Jewett, nails 3 75 

Melzard Poor, grates 5 55 

Jacob Scank, labor 1 80 

John H. Cogswell, lumber for Man- 
ning Bridge 166 30 

David Foster, clearing snow 5 68 

Sylvester Goodwin, labor on bridge 3 00 

T. L. & C. L. Warner, clear'g snow 3 20 

Asa Lord, nails 1 19 

William G-. Brown, teaming and 

horse hire 23 50 

Stephen Baker, labor on Manning 

bridge. 39 30 



$1,276 44 



Poor, 



Rents. 



Paid A. H. Bond, house rent for Mrs. 

Brown, $36.00 

Oliver Underbill, do. for Mrs. 

Goodwin, 20 00 

Elizabeth Jones, do for Mrs. Buz- 

zell, 12 00 

Joanna Weymouth, do for Mrs. 

Harris, 18 00 

Stephen Coburn, do. for Mrs. Hov- 

ey, 12 00 

Manning Dodge, do for Mrs. Rust, 12 00 



$110 00 



10 



Miscellaneous. 



Paid Wm. G. Brown, for coal, $86 39 

R, T. Dodge, for coal, 8 50 

City of Salem, partial supplies to 

Mrs. Barker & Mrs. Durgin, 105 08 
City of Newburyport, partial sup- 
plies to Mrs. Wallis and 

others, 49 49 

City of Lynn, supplies to Mrs. 

Porter, 78 00 

Town of Groton, board of Mrs. 

Mabon, 64 00 

Worcester Lunatic Hospital, b'rd 

of Miss Graves, 179 66 

F. Willcomb, partial supplies, ... 32 00 

I. K. Jewett,do. 16 00 

Asa Lord, do 8 33 

E. Cogswell & Son, do 8 00 

Thomas E. Condon, do 16 00 

Joseph Conant, wood, 23 75 

Daniel G. Chapman, do., 32 37 

A. S. Howe, do., 26 75 

Daniel Ellsworth, cutting wood,. 15 00 

Aaron P. Boss, teaming wood,. . 33 33 
Nathaniel Goodhue, measuring and 

piling wood, 6 75 

Sylvester Brown, aid to poor 

travellers, 12 00 

Eastern Railroad Co. tickets for 

travellers, 5 50 

L. M. Blaisdell, conveyance of 

pauper, 1 00 

R. T. Dodge, travelling expenses 15 68 
Harrison Smith, for expenses to 

Tewksbury 5 80 

Dr. I. Flitner, medical attendance 30 00 



$96 938 

Or. 

By wood on hand 112 50 

$856 88 



11 



Supplies in other Towns, 1867. 



o 



Paid City of Boston 9 57 

City of Newburyport 38 50 

Town of Rockport 33 49 

" Danvers 17 05 

" Haverhill 42 50 

Westford 11 88 

" Barre 25 65 

State of Massachusetts 104 00 



Or. 

By amount received of City of Boston. . 9 57 

" " Town of Rockport . . 33 49 

" u " Danvers. . . 17 05 

" " " Westford., . 11 88 

" " -' Barre. . . . 25 65 

" " State of Mass 99 86 

over charge u " 4 14 

Balance due 81 00 



Expenses of Farm. 
Dr. 

Paid D. T. Perley, for oxen $200 00 

George Dane, for ditto . 205 00 

George W. Brown, for bull 50 00 

John Whipple, for ditto 10 00 

John G. Caldwell, for pig 17 00 

1. H. Franklin, medical services. . 3G 00 

A. Geyer 7 for medicine 6 10 

G. W. Ellis, for shoes 17 20 

N. R. Wait, for ditto. . 20 25 

B. D. Chapman, for labor. 52 50 

Levi L. Howe, for ditto 9 00 

Benjamin S. Potter, for ditto 90' 00 

A. T. Guilford, for ditto 121 15 

Isaac Lord, for ditto 196 00 



$282 64 



$282 64 



12 

Paid Nathan Jewell, for boat and labor. . 4 75 

B. D. Appleton, superintendent. . . . 450 00 

Stephen Coburn, for groceries 4 01 

I. K. Jewel!, for ditto 178 50 

T. E. Condon, for ditto 58 78 

F. Willc >mb ? dry goods & groceries 144 13 

Asa Lord, for ditto 233 15 

E. Cogswell & Son, for ditto 156 35 

Curtis Damon, for ditto 56 28 

C. M. Arthur, for repairs 17 04 

Foster Russell, for ditto 42 79 

Benjamin Newnan, for ditto 118 

Mark Newman, for ditto 21 39 

John Lane, for ditto 7 50 

P. B Lakeman, r or ditto. . 5 00 

M. Poor, for bla- ksmith work. ... 75 

C. W. Chapman, for ditto 56 27 

John H. Cogswell, for lumber. . . . 125 78 

D. L. Hodgkins, for ditto 1 75 

R, T. Dodge, for coal 151 72 

John F. Cloth j & Co., dry goods 1 6 3G 

S. N. Baker, for clothing. ........ 32 30 

Noyes & Willcomb, knives for 

mowing machine 465 

Daniel Clark, for coffin 12 00 

E. Plouff, Jr., for utensils 6 62 

Jonas Warren, for cement 2 35 

William G. Brown, for horse hire . . 100 

Sundry bills paid by superintend^ 370 77 



$3,193 37 



By sales from Farm, Or. 

Engish Hay 838 14 

Second Crop, 85 16 

Salt Hay and Thatch, 466 45 

Potatoes, 66 50 

Calves, 37 35 

Pigs, 58 04 

Lamb8, 60 00 

Poultry, 34 73 

Eggs, 32 32 



13 

Barley, 7 GO 

Butter, 155 85 

Fork, 109 16 

Milk, 3 57 

Hides, 20 77 

Apples, 123 00 

Cider, 23 20 

Oxen, 510 00 

Sundries, , 13 50 

Cash from Town of Concord, for 

board of Mrs. Mabon, 8 00 

Cash from Levi Lord, for board of 

Mrs. Pickard, 25 00 

Cash from Joseph H. Lord, for 

board of Mrs. Pickard, 25 00 

Teaming wood for the poor, 10 00 

$2,713 34 

Balance against the Farm, 480 03 

The number of paupers at the Alms House is sixteen ; 
the average number for the past year was eighteen. 

The average cost of supporting them, by the usual 
method of computation, is one dollar and forty-one cents 
per week. 



14 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM. 
Stock, fyc. 

1T67. 1868. 



Oxen, 

Cows, 

Yearlings, 

Bull, 

Horses, 

Sheep, 

Shoats, 

Fowls, 

Turkey, 

Horse Wagon, 

Sleigh, 

Chaise, 

Ox Wagon, 

Ox Carts, 

Mowing Machine, 

Plows, 

Cultivator, 

Harrow, 

Winnow Mill, 

Tools, 

Wood, cord-;, 

Coal, tons, 

Groceries, 

Stoves, 

Furniture, Beddinj 

Ox Sleds, 



N6. Value. 

6 $480 00 

10 400 00 

5 100 00 



250 00 
217 00 
270 00 
23 50 
1 50 
35 00 
20 00 
25 00 
170 00 
100 00 
70 00 
65 00 
5 00 

7 00 

8 00 
150 00 
140 00 

35 00 
41 00 
80 00 
231 00 
15 00 

$2,939 00 

1,552 15 

$4,491 15 
4,491 15 



9 

31 



1 
1 
1 
1 
2 

2 

1 
6 
1 
1 
1 

20 

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No. Value. 

6 $4S0 00 

13 520 00 

140 00 

30 00 

250 00 

210 00 

150 CO 

16 50 



/ 

1 

2 
10 

6 
37 



1 



1 

1 
6 
1 
1 

1 

20 
5 



1 



Increase. Decrease, 

120 00 
40 00 
30 00 

7 00 

120 00 

7 00 

1 50 



35 00 
20 00 
25 00 
170 00 
100 00 
70 00 
65 00 
5 00 

7 00 

8 00 
150 00 
140 00 

45 00 

.33 95 

80 00 

231 00 

15 CO 



10 00 



05 



82,996 45 S200 00 SI 42 55 
1.494 70 227 05 284 50 



$4,491 15 $427 05 $427 05 
427 05 



15 



INVENTORY OF THE PROPERTY AT THE FARM. 

Produce, §c. 



1867. 



1868. 



Corn', Bushels, 
Barley, 
Rye, * 
Beans, 

Potatoes, " 

Hoots, " 

Onions, " 

Beef, barrels 

Fork, 

Cider, 

Apples, " 

Soap, 

Flam, pounds, 

Beef, 

Lard, 

Tallow, " 

Butter, " 

Dried Apples, pounds, 

English Hay. tons, 

Salt 

" Market, tons 
Second Crop, tons, 
Black Grass, " 
Thatch, 

Straw. •' 
Litter, " 
Pickles, gallons, 
Squashes, pound-, 
Wool, 



No. Value. 
170 $170 00 
10 15 00 
7 50 
30 00 
300 00 
25 00 
3 00 
59 50 
3 G6 00 ■ 
2 20 00 
2± 10 00 



6 
15 

300 

25 

3 

3. 



2 

200 

50 

80 

60 

60 



11 50 
28 00 

6 00 

12 00 
8 40 

22 75 



18 360 00 

10 120 00 

6 90 00 

14 16^ 00 



11 

1 

4 

15 

100 



77 00 

8 00 

24 00 

7 50 

3 00 



No. Value 

170 $170 00 

12 18 00 



12 

150 

30 



H 

A 
6 
2 
250 
100 
100 
75 
90 
.30 
18 
10 
14 
3 
11 
3 
2 



24 00 

100 00 

30 00 

34 00 
50 00 
20 00 

8 00 

11 50 

35 CO 

12 00 
15 00 
10 50 
34 20 

4 50 

360 00 

120 00 

154 00 

45 00 

132 00 

21 00 

16 00 



Increase. Decrease. 



3 00 



5 00 



300 60 00 



8 00 

7 00 
3 00 

3 00 

2 00 
11 45 

4 50 



64 00 

45 00 



8 00 



no oo 



1 


50 


6 


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100 


00 


3 


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25 


50 


16 


00 



36 00 
56 00 

24 00 
7 50 
3 00 



$1,552 15 



51,494 70 $227 05 $2S4 50 



16 

EXPENSES & INCOME FOR THE YEAR 1867. 
Expenses. 

Amount paid for Current expenses $] ,140 17 

" " Fees and Salaries 868 4q 

" " Highway and Bridges 1,276 44 

" " Poor Account 856 88 

" " Poor of other towns 292 64 

" " Expenses Farm beyond income 408 03 

" " Interest on Town Notes ?/8l 68 

" " Abatements 254 30 

" " Discount on taxes 669 46 

" " Worthless taxes 249 23 

" " Reimbursement of Citizen's Fund 10 00 

Balance, being income beyond expense 5,201 71 

$14,508 94 
Income. 

Amonnt raised for current expenses $11 472 47 

" " Highways and Bridges 640 C 8 

" rcei^ed Income of Town House 131 59 

•' " Income of Town Scales, 133 96 

" " Rent of Turkey Shore Pasture, 6 CO 

" '* Licenses on Dogs, 66 00 

" " from State Corporation Tax, 1 049 91 

" " State Pauper Account,. 99 86 

" " other towns for Poor bills, 362 7 1 

" " gain in trade by Liquor Agent, 535 95 

" " C. W. Chapman, for drills, etc., . . 10 00 



$14,508 94 



JEREMIAH LORD, TREASURER AND COLLECTOR. 

Br. 

To cash in his hands March 1st, 1867, $7,208 36 

Uncollected taxes, 1,448 32 

State tax committed to him, 8,350 00 

County tax " " 2,103 90 

Town tax, 15,772 47 

Highway tax, non-resideists, 140 58 

Discount on County tax, 20 34 

Commonwealth School fund 2"6 05 

Corporation tax, 1,049 91 

" Pauper account, 99 86 

" State Aid Account 6,800 00 

Income from Town House, 131 50 



17 

Cash from Liquor Agent, 4 ^(jg 22 

Income of Town Scales jgg gg 

Kent of Turkey Shore Pasture, 6 00 

Cash for Dog Licenses, 66 00 

Cash for Sales from Farm t 2 037 82 

Money hired on Town notes, 1 1 700 00 

Town of Haverhill, 154 00 

" Danvers, 26 05 

" Westford, 19 07 

" Bane, 25 65 

'' Concord, 8 00 

City of Boston, ] 9 04 

Town of Rockport, , 33 4 y 

Licenses to Concerts, 34 00 

Charles W. Chapman, 10 00 

Joseph H. Lord, cash $25 00 and note $&5 GO, 50 00 

Levi Lord, 25 00 



$62,079 02 

Or. 

By Orders drawn by Selectmen, $15,327 92 

State Aid, 4,160 00 

Abatements, 254 30 

Worthless taxes, • 249 23 

Principal on town notes paid, 24,340 00 

Interest on town notes paid, 3,281 68 

State tax paid, 8,350 00 

County tax paid, 2,103 90 

Discount on taxes, 669 46 

Uncollected taxes, 1 866, 294 33 

" 1867, 2,944 73 

Citizen Fund, reimbursed, 10 00 

Cash on hand March 1st, 1868, 99 47 



$62,079 02 



TOWN OF IPSWICH IN BALANCE OF ALL ACCOUNTS. 

Dr. 

To Notes payable, $36,165 00 

Schools, undrawn balance, 1,283 49 

Interest due and not paid, 71 50 

Balance in favor of Town 696 1 1 

t 

$•38,126 10 



18 
Or. 

By cash balance in hands of Treasurer, $99 4 / 

Uncollected taxes, 3 > 239 06 

Liquor and cash in Agent's hands 313 09 

Amount due from State 6 > 094 85 

Haverhill 42 J° 

Newburyport, 39 55 

J. H. Burnham, . . .v 41 ] 8 

N. R. Underhill, 172 91 

Ira Worcester, ] 9 30 

N. C. Perkins, 22 30 

E. Lawrence, 33 24 

Estate of Isaac Lord, 125 00 

m -p 16,000 00 

Town Farm, ' 

-r^ 4 491 15 

Personal Property at Earm, *>™ 1 

o oOO no 
Engine, Apparatus, Houses, • °> WVJ 

Town House and three safes, • • • 2 > 350 

Furniture and Scales, 

Woodland at Linebrook, 

Woodland at Commonfields, 

Woodhouse and wood, 

Gravel Pit and Powder House, 

" in Scott's Lane, 

" by Grammar School House 

" by J. B. Brown's, 

by Hayfleld's Bridge, 

" by Sylvester Goodwin's, 

" Candlewocd, 

Hay Scales, 2 pair, $800 00 ; Pounds, $100 00 

Joseph H. Lord, note, 

$38,126 10 
Respectfully submitted, 

RICHARD T. DODGE, ) Selectmen 



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T. H. LORD, I of 

A. F. BROWN, ) Ipswich. 



Ipswich, March 1st, 1868. 



19 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Ipswich, 

O-IRDEIETIOsra-. 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are here- 
by required to notify and warn the legal voters of said town to meet at the 
Town House on Wednesday, the eleventh day of March current, at nine 
o'clock, A. M. for the following purposes, viz: 

Art. 1. To choose a Moderator. 

Art. 2. To choose all necessary Town Officers for the ensuing year, 
and grant such pay for their services as the town think proper 

Art. 3. To hear and act on the reports of Committees. 

Art. 4. To raise money for the support of the High and Common 
Schools, and determine the manner of apportioning the same. 

Art. 5. To raise money to repair the highways and determine the 
manner of apportioning the same. 

Art. 6. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to defray all 
town charges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 7. To see what compensation shall be allowed the Enginemen the 
ensuing year. 

Art. 8. To see what discount, if any, shall be allowed to those persons 
who pay their taxes before the prescribed time of payment. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer to hire money 
in anticipation of taxes. 

Art. 10. To see if the town authorize the Prudential Committees to con- 
tract with the teachers in the several school districts the ensuin^ vear. 

Art. 11 To grant such sums of money to be raised upon the polls and 
estates within the town, for the purpose of defraying tbe debts of the town 
and for the expenses of the current year, as may be deemed expedient and 
make all necessary regulations and allowances respecting the same. 

Art. 12. To see what action the town will take in relation to chano-in<r 
the limits of the several school districts in town. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will accept the list of jurors, as prepared 
and posted up by the Selectmen. 

Art. 14. To see what action the town will take in regard to building a 
new High School House, and to raise money for that purpose. 

Art. 15. To see if the town will exchange the new gravel pit in south 
Lane for a gravelly knoll on the land of George Dawson and others. 

Art. 16. To see what action the town will take in regard to preventing 
the taking of clams from the Flats, from the first day of May to the first dav 
of September. 

Art. 17. To see if the town will grant any compensation to Alfred P. 
Clark for the loss of hor^e. 

Art. 18. To see if the town will grant any addition to the pay of Jere- 
miah Lord, Treasurer, for past services. 

Art. 19. To see what action the town will take in relation to building- 
Reservoirs for water in case of fire. ° 

And you are hereby dirccred to serve this warrant by posting up at- 
tested copies of the same at each of the meeting-houses, and at the School 
House in the North District in said town, three days at least before the time 
of said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant to the Town Clerk- 
at time and place of said met ting. 

Given under our hand this seventh day of March, A. D. 1868. 

RICHARD T. DODGE, ) Selectmen 
THOMAS H. LORD. } of 

AARON F. BROWN! ) Ipswich. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



-OF THE- 



RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, &C. 



-OF THE- 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



-FOR THE- 



YEAR ENDING MARCH 1, 1867. 



■».<:»,»■»,«•, ,»,l'il'\, l«,.«V 



SALEM: 

E. H Fletcher & Co.'s Book and Job Printing House. 

(over horse railroad office.) 



REPOET. 



Current Expenses 

Fire Department. 

Paid 9 Engineers $27 00 

9 Hook and Ladder men 18 00 

98 Engine men 294 00 

Russell & Archer, repairs on engine 

house 133 42 

James Boyd & Son, hose 109 50 

Asa Lord, land rent and oil 10 34 

I. K. Jewett, oil 1 42 

Penton Watson, repairs 5 00 

Hunneman & Co., for ditto 6 00 

W. & B. H. Smith, for ditto 2 75 

Moses Spiller, for ditto 4 00 

N. Goodhue Jr., for ditto 13 00 

Mark Newman, for ditto 1 30 

John H. Blake, for ditto (J 75 

Geo. Russell, for ditto 4 00 

Geo, W. Sherburne, for ditto 6 00 

Geo. C. Lord, for ditto 2 00 

Daniel Kimball Jr., for ditto 1 50 

W. W. Wilson, for express 6 85 

Nojes & Willcomb, for ditto 1 85 



Miscellaneous. 



Paid W. T. Averill, ringing bell 25 00 

Asher Blake, care of town clock. .. 20 00 

J. F. Gwinn, line for town clock. .. 5 50 

Levi Lord, repairs on burying ground 18 90 
L. A. Swasey, printing town and 

school reports 93 25 

L. A. Swasey, for printing 26 25 

Geo. W. Pease, for ditto 2 00 

Foote & Horton, for ditto 125 

C. K. Darling, stationery 11 41 

Geo. Haskell, stamps and copies. . 18 29 

J. L. Akerman, postage 1 14 



$654 68 



S. Cobuni, oil fe. I ro hous 31 

L K. Jewett, sundries for lifcto.... 3 34 

Jos:l\:: Lor, ■:. Jr., lamps, 3, &c 

' 4:3 

Mc sea Ff;; : : tto. ... 3 < 

lit! .... 14 65 

A raliam u for ditto.**. 3 

M. GL Lord, sa og wood for ditto 9 37 
Stephen Baker, attendance on Se- 

\eu and lock up 20 21 

Thomas TO! m, const; le f & .-. ri b, 

i 2s TV, Wa:;>. : , . , 5 <_'■ 

'j: ;•:;.-:- Bj 7 

P. & Russell 

Silas Crane, ditto 2 50 

John J. PI *k, : ::: : 7 50 

Hai i : ; m Smitli, dirt 3 5 00 

H. A. waling weights 2 65 

G. A. Willetr. express.. 5 

W. W. Wi_ ; 1 . : ■ 

Nbyc a & Willcomb, ditto 3 - 

Stephen Bak spaics on Town 

House gravel pit . . 6 53 

Stephen Baker, :..:;:. lance af T jwn 

House 37 00 

CM. Arthur, re] ra m Town House 

E. Ploun; jr., litto. B 25 

Jac ih Low 50 

R. T. Dodge ti veiling expenses,. 2( 

Andrew Geyer, school books 

Abraham Lord, jr., sensus : school 

children 17 

Win. G-. B: : — ... horse hire and 

ige, 1 v ': '■" 35 00 

Jeremia h Lord, travelling expenses 

C. A. Sayward. legal services .... 5 00 

J-:.: yj. C : zswell.. 2 10 

Wm. Newman, one share in pan::; . 5 00 

$499 58 

Fire D- ent 654 68 

11,154 56 



Liquor A^^ov. 



1866, March 1. 



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Paid for U. S. License 



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J. I. B-i :-::. :';•: Li::: I7o4 

A. Greyer, salary. 12 50 

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agent's hands.— A mdi tons. 



6 

Fees and Salaries. 

Paid Geo. Haskell for salary and extra $100 00 

R. T. Dodge, for ditto 100 00 

Geo. Haskell, for ditto 100 00 

Jer'h Lord, salary Treas'r & Coll'r 300 00 
W. K. Bell, salary & fees as Town 

Clerk 61 35 

Aaron Cogswell, services as School 

Committee 30 00 

Chas. A. Savward, for ditto 36 50 

Geo. R. Lord, for ditto 20 00 

Jos. Ross & others, serv's as auditors 30 00 

J. W. Watts, services as constable 9 00"" 

D. S. Russell, for ditto 4 00 

Jos. Spiller, services as police officer 11 00 

Stephen Baker, for ditto 12 50 

Harrison Smith, for ditto 13 00 

George Brown, for ditto 650 

D. C. Worcester, for ditto 3 00 

Wesley K. Bell, military record. . . 43 70 

Geo. Haskell, fees on sheriff's sale 8 00 



Highways and Bridges, 

Paid Sylvester Goodwin for labor, $5 00 

Thomas Stanilbrd, * 50 

James Scott, 10 ° 

Joseph Kinsman, ? > 

Ira Carlisle, 1 ^ 

Thomas Low ° "° 

Andrew Low, 2 25 

John Hubbard, * l ° 

Gardner A. Brown, £ JW 

Willard B. Kinsman, o 00 

Asa Kinsman, j> 75 

Augustine Stone, *W 

Alfred Smith, 3 0b 

Harvey Whipple, * lb 

Tristram Brown, J ™> 

George W. Warner, ° »* 

Daniel Kimball, teaming, ' uu 



$888 55 



Taid Emerson Howe, labor, 22 13 

Abel S. Howe, 1 50 

Wra. P. Perley, 6 37 

A. A. Rutherford, 7 80 

James Griffin, 9 50 

Perley B. Lakeman, 10 50 

Daniel O. Collins, 3 50 

James W. Wiley, 1 00 

Patrick Riley, 7 00 

Harrison Smith 7 00 

Andrew Russell, 7 00 

Ira Worcester, 9 50 

Alfred Manning, 7 25 

Oliver Underhill, . . 7 00 

Henry Wilson, 5 50 

Albert S. Brown, 8 50 

James Scott, 2 25 

Luke Murry 2 75 

John Worth, 25 60 

Jacob P. Scanks, 2 50 

Randall Andrews, 2 50 

Joseph H. Lord, 18 50 

George Low, 4 37 

Sylvester Goodwin, labor on bridge, 5 00 

Daniel F. Pinder, labor, . 21 00 

Geo. E. Lord, 9 00 

Charles B. Smith, 4 00 

John Pingree 1 00 

Geo. W. Warner, 5 25 

Thomas Staniford, 6 50 

Luther Chaplin, 1 7 00 

John W. Lord, 6 28 

John G. Caldwell, 3 50 

Thomas Staniford 13 50 

Daniel W. Appleton, 32 00 

Joseph Farley, 30 00 

Timothy Curran, 36 00 

Michael Curran, 8 00 

Ezra Merrill, 1100 

'John G. Caldwell, 8 37 

Perley B. Lakeman, 5 00 

Joseph Dunn, 3 50 

Andrew Russell, 74 05 



8 



Alfred Norman, 4 00 

James Scott, 19 00 

James Scott, Jr., 1 00 

Joseph Fowler, 63 00 

Timothv Curran, 42 00 

J. Russell, 2 00 

Luke Murry, 7 00 

John Worth, 77 50 

Cornelius O'Connell 6 00 

Flint & Gove, 2 50 

Oliver Underhill, 17 25 

Albert Brown, 15 00 

Jacob P. Scanks, 10 00 

J. T. Worcester, 3 00 

EzraRussell, 4 00 

Nathaniel Goodhue, 16 37 

John Kimball, 18 00 

N. R. Rutherford, 14 87 

Edward Lord, 95 00 

David Grady, 15 00 

Wm. Lord, 4th, 2 50 

Geo. E. Lord, 62 50 

Isaac Lord, 24 50 

Frederick Mitchell 70 00 

Daniel O. Coliins, 24 75 

John G. Caldwell, 17 50 

James Safford, 4 37 

Jacob C. Safford, 10 00 

Isaac Kimball, 22 93 

Thomas Staniford, 50 83 

Daniel Kimball, Jr 4 00 

Nathaniel Archer, 15 75 

Michael Dunn, 175 

Nathaniel Harris, 27 50 

Luther Lord, 18 00 

Aaron Lord, 7 00 

Frederick Bray, 10 40 

John Moore,..' 2 00 

A. T. Guilford, 10 17 

Joseph Dunn, 150 

Charles C. Lavalette, 2 00 

Solomon L. Howe, 6 00 

Wm. Kimball, 2 00 



9 



Paid Augustus M. Perlcy, 75 

Abel S. Howe, 67 

Erastus Clark, , 2 00 

D. P.Pingree, 4 00 

Gilbert Conant, 5 25 

Wm. F. Conant, 79 70 

Hardy M. Beck, 9 00 

Levi Lord 10 07 

Isaac Kimball, 6 12 

Wm. Lord, Jr 12 00 

John Lummus, 26 00 

Edward Lord, . . . 4 50 

Daniel Kimball, 3 25 

N, C. Perkins, 4 50 

E. C. Rankin, 10 00 

Ezra Merrill, 2 00 

N. & Rutherford, 1 75 

Andrew Russell, 6 12 

James Williams 4 37 

Abraham Lummus, 4 00 

James H. Wiley, 4 00 

Nathaniel Harris, 4 50 

George E. Lord, 2 00 

Henry Wilson, 58 80 

D. W. Apple-ton, 39 75 

John Roberts, 5 26 

Joseph Kinsman, 7 27 

Thomas Stanifbrd, 10 00 

Josiah Lord, 11125 

Isaac Lord, : . . . 3 00 

N. Archer 4 00 

Timothy Curran,. # 16 00 

Wm. G. Brown. ." 6 00 

E. & M. Peabody, 14 00 

Joseph Farley, 24 50 

John H. Cogswell, lumber, 40 95 

I. K. Jewett, nails, 45 

Jacob Low, covering stones, 10 00 

John Low, labor, 33 73 

E. Cogswell & Son, nails, &c 1 20 

Poster Russell, railing, 8 52 

W. & B. H. Smith, grates, 1 62 

Aaron R Brown, labor, 312 



10 

Paid James Gwinn, 26 00 

Gorham T. Hills, . < 1 40 

Joseph Smith; and others, Thomas 
L. Warner, and others, John 
Worth, and others, bills for clear- 
ing snow from Highways, 520 25 

Daniel Boynton, and 2 9 others, lab'r 16028 

Cor. O'Connell, " 42 u « 377 89 

Luther Chaplin, « 17 iC " 87 25 



Total, $3,207 60 



Poor 

Rents. 



Paid Sarah Kimball, house rent for Mrs, 

Bradley, $40 00 

Abraham H. Bond, house rent for 

Mrs. Brown. 30 00 

Sarah Burnham, house rent for Mrs. 

Dudley, . . . . 25 00 

Oliver Underhill, house rent for Mrs. 

Goodwin, 20 00 

Elizabeth Hovey, house rent for Mrs. 

Wyatt, I 16 00 

Elizabeth Jones, house rent for Mrs. 

Buzzel, 12 00 

Manning Dodge, house rent for Mrs. 

Rust, : ... 12 00 

Asa Lord, house rent for Silas Poor, 16 00 
D. S. Russell, house rent for Mrs. E. 

Harris, 2 66 

T. P. Foster, house rent for Joanna 

Harris, 18 00 

$191 66 

Miscellaneous. 
Paid Asa Lord for Groceries, <fcc $82 00 



11 

Paid F. Whitcomb. groceries, &c, 84 00 

Tho.'s E. Condon. " " 18 00 

Stephen Coburn, « " 21 00 

E. Cogswell & Son, " " 38 00 

I. K. Jewett, " « 2 00 

J. F. Clothey, clothing, &c 5 00 

R. T. Dodge, coal, 7 00 

Wm. G. Brown, coal, 81 72 

Abel S. Howe, wood, 20 25 

Joseph Conant,do 35 90 

D. G. Chapman, do., 11 62 

B. D. Appleton. do., 42 62 

Charles Palmer, medical aid, 51 00 

A. H. Sweet, do., 27 78 

J. B. Tenney, aid to poor travellers, 9 00 

E. R. B. Co., tickets " " 2 00 

W. F. Averill, burials, 6 00 

A. P. Ross, teaming supplies, 33 00 

N. Goodhue, measuring and piling 

wood. 5 75 

Daniel Clark, coffins, 12 00 

Alfred Dole, conveyance of pauper, 1 50 

Manning Dodaje, meat 1 00 

J. C. Perkins, legal advice, 10 00 

George Haskell, travelling expenses, 3 20 



•$611 34 



Supplies in other Towns. 

Paid Worcester Lunatic Hospital, board 

of Miss Graves $178 47 

City of Lynn, supplies to Mrs. Porter 99 00 
" Salem, " Mrs. Durgen 

and Barker 145 18 

City of Newburyport, supplies to 

Mrs. Wallis and others 72 75 

Town of Gloucester, supplies to Mrs. 

Lakeman 129 59 

Town of Fitchburg, supplies to Miss 

Gaines 86 05 

Town of Rowley, supplies to Mrs. 

Clarke 16 00 



12 

Paid Town of Bradford, supplies to Mr. 

Bridges 8 54 

A. Mahoney, house rent, Mrs. Barker 6 05 
Harrison Smith, conveyance of pauper 11 80 

753 43 

Rents 191 66 

Miscellaneous 611 34 



#1,556 43 

Cr. 

By amount received of Andover $86 29 

u u Rockport 43 88 

* u Sandwich 38 50 

Westford 14 60 

Newburyport. . . 16 50 



a u 



* tt Danvers.. \. 150 75 



410 52 



$1,135 91 

ISames of Persons assisted by the town, and the amount to each. 

Nathaniel Emmons, $3 80 

Sarah Brown, 66 00 

Louisa Gbodwin, 30 00 

Mrs. Levi Hovey, 34 00 

Susan Spiller, 14 65 

Elizabeth Buzzell, 18 00 

Judith Rust, 42 00 

Lucy Caldwell, 65 47 

Ephraim Grant, 47 00 

Stephen W. Hovey, 13 00 

Sally Sweet, 38 00 

John Wells, 25 80 

John L. Tibbetts, 2 50 

Eunice Dow, 57 15 

Patrick Reddy, 3 00 



13 
Expenses? of Farm. 

Dr. 

Paid Isaac Lord, for labor $95 75 

A. T. Guilford, for ditto 104 00 

Nathan Jewett, for ditto 28 00 

B. D. Chapman, for ditto 240 00 

B. .0. Appleton, superintendent. . . 475 00 — 942 75 
Asa Lord, groceries, &c 429 94 

E. Cogswell & Son, for ditto 187 82 

F. Willcomb, for ditto . . . . 194 79 

I. K. Jewett, for ditto 102 23 

T. E. Condon, for ditto 81 90 

C. Damon, ior ditto 151 20 

J. Butman, for ditto 30 78 

I. Coburn, for ditto 6 77-1,185 43 

S. N. Baker, for clothing 9 08 

J. F. Clothey & Co., for' ditto 21 67 

Geo. W. Ellis, for shoes 14 10 

N. R. Waite, for ditto 15 75 

John A. Johnson, for ditto 8 65 

Mark Newman, for ditto 13 50 — 82 75 

R T. Dodge, for coal 165 73 

Wm. G. Brown, for ice 10 00 

Willcomb & Co., for crockery 4 40 

E. Plouff, for utensils 8 19 

C. M. Arthur, for ditto 16 02 

Isaac Flitner, for medical services . 30 00 

S. Coburn, for medicines 2 19 

A. Geyer, for ditto 5 05 

Eben Kimball, for repairs 9 25 

John Hodgkins, for ditto 12 90 

Gardner Chilson, for ditto 20 00 

John Lane, for ditto 8 75 

Stephen Baker, for ditto 427 

W. & B. H. Smith, for iron work. . 5 20 

C. W. Chapman, for ditto 69 22 

D. L. Hodgkins, for lumber 2 15 

Daniel Clarke, for coffin 11 00 

Sundry bills paid by Superintendent 354 54 — 738 86 

$2,949 79 



14 

By Sales from Farm, Cr. 

English Hay $706 94 

- Salt Hay, Thatch, &c 251 90 

Potatoes 114 84 

Calves 21 95 

Pigs 40 00 

Sheep and Lambs 69 00 

Poultry 13 21 

Eggs 22 58 

Barley 20 25 

Butter 151 95 

Pork 41 77 

Milk 2 00 

Hides 27 74. 

Sundries 9 06 

Increase of personal property at Farm 210 80 

1,703 99 

Balance against the Farm 1.245 80 

$2,949 79 



The number of Paupers at the Alms House is nine- 
teen ; the average number for the past year was twenty. 

The average cost of supporting them, by the usual 
method of computation, is two dollars per week. 



15 



INVENTORY OF THE PROPERTY AT THE FARM. 

Stock, fyc. 



1866. 



1867. 





No 


«^ 

. Value. 


No 


. Value. 


Increase. 


Oxen, 


6 


$480 00 


6 $480 00 




Cows, 


12 


480 00 


10 


400 00 




Heifers, 






5 




100 oc 


Bull, 


1 


30 00 








Horses, 


2 


250 00 


2 


250 00 




Sheep, 


26 


210 00 


31 


217 00 


7 00 


Shoats, 


7 


210 00 


9 


270 00 


60 00 


Fowls, 


35 


17 50 


47 


23 50 


6 00 


Turkeys, 


3 


4 50 


1 


1 50 




Horse Wagon, 


1 


35 00 


1 


35 00 




Sleigh, 


1 


20 00 


1 


20 00 




Chaise, 


1 


25 00 


1 


25 00 




Ox Wagons, 


o 


170 00 


2 


170 00 




Ox darts, 


2 


100 00 


2 


1C0 00 




Ox Sleds, 


1 


15 00 


1 


15 00 




Mowing Machine, 


1 


70 00 


1 


70 00 




Plows, 


6 


65 00 


6 


65 00 




Cultivator, 


1 


5 00 


1 


5 00 




Harrow, 


1 


7 00 


1 


7 00 




Winnow Mills, 


1 


8 00 


1 


8 00 




Tools, 




150 0^ 




150 00 




Wood, cords, 


20 


140 00 


20 


140 00 




Coal, tons, 


n 


35 00 


oJL 

-'2 


35 00 




Groceries, 




75 00 




41 00 




Stoves, 




6 80 


6 


80 00 




Furniture, Bedding, &c, 


ss 


231 00 


$231 00 






!,913 00 


$2,939 00 


$173 00 




1,367 35 


1,552 15 


302 40 



Decrease. 



$80 00 



30 00 



3 00 



$4,280 35 



34 00 



$147 00 
117 60 



$4,491 15 
4,280 35 



475 40 $264 60 
264 60 



$210 80 $210 80 



16 

INVENTORY OF THE PROPERTY AT TBE FARM. 

Produce, §c. 
1866. 186 ~- 



Xo. 



Corn, bushels, 

Barley, " 

Kye, 

Beans, 

Potatoes, " 

Roots, 

Onions, 

Beef, barrels, 
Pork, " 

Cider, " 

Apples, " 

Soap, 

Ham, pounds, 

Lard, 
Beef, " 
Tallow, " 
Butter, " 
English Hay, tons, 

Salt Hay, 

« " Market, tons, 

Black Grass, tons, 

Thatch, 

Straw, 

Litter, 

Pickles, gallons, 

Squashes, 



60 
50 



10 

300 

10 

2 

3l 
a 2 



Value. 

$60 00 
75 00 

30 00 

200 00 

5 00 

3 00 

59 50 

66 00 



2 
240 
80 
150 
50 
65 
20 
10 
6 
14 
9 



10 



11 50 
33 60 

12 00 
18 00 

7 00 
22 75 

400 00 
120 00 

168 00 
63 00 

8 00 

5 00 



Value. 



So. 

170 $170 00 

10 15 00 

7 50 

30 00 

200 00 

25 00 



6 

15 

300 

50 

3 

<U 
o 2 

3 

2 

a* 

2 
200 
80 
50 
60 
60 
18 
10 
6 
14 
11 
1 
4 
15 
100 



Increase. 
$110 00 

7 50 



Decrease. 



£60 00 



3 00 
59 50 
66 00 
20 00 

10 00 

11 50 
28 00 

12 00 
6 00 
8 40 

22 75 
360 00 
120 00 
90 00 
168 00 
77 00 
8 00 
24 00 
7 50 
3 00 



20 00 



20 00 
10 00 



1 40 



90 00 
14 00 

24 00 

2 50 

3 00 



5 60 



12 00 



40 00 



$1,367 35 



552 15 $302 40 $117 60 



17 

EXPENSES AND INCOME FOR THE YEAR 1866. 

Expenses. 

Amount paid for current expenses $1 ,154 56 

" Fees and Salaries 888 55 

" Highways and Bridges 3,208 1 9 

" Poor Account 1,550 43 

" " Expenses Farm beyond income 1,245 80 

« " Interest on Town Notes 2,753 75 

" Abatements 201 81 

Discount on Taxes 593 44 

" Reimbursement Citizen's Fund 30 00 

Balance, being income beyond expense 3,215 08 

$14 847 61 

Income. 

Amount raised for current expenses $11,093 63 

" Higlnvays and Bridges 1,500 00 

Income of Town House 127 25 

Rent of Hay Scales 106 75 

Rent of Turkey Shore Pasture 6 00 

Licenses on Dop 52 00 

Gravel 93 

Rec'd from Commonwealth forcen-us expenses, 1865 105 00 

" " Corporation Tax 1,045 53 

" otlier towns, for amount of Poor bills 410 52 

" Eastern Railroad, for damage by fire at Farm 400 00 



$14,847 61 



JEREMIAH LORD, TREASURER AND COLLECTOR. 

Dr. 

To balance in his hands March 1, 1866 $8,562 16 

State Tax for 1866 5,010 00 

County " " 1 ,753 30 

Town " " 14,893 63 

Highway " " 1,500 00 

Discount on County Tax 6 58 

Commonwealth School Fund , .. 178 05 

" Corporation Tax 1,122 33 

" State Aid for 1864 462 94 

1865 5,500 00 

" Pauper Account 40 25 

Income from Town House 127 25 

Cash from Liquor Agent 3,202 87 

Rent of Hay Scales 106 75 

" Turkey Shore Pasture 6 00 



18 



Cash for Dog Licenses . . . , 52 00 

" Gravel 93 

" Sales from Farm ] J38 65 

Money hired on Town Notes . 2,4410 00 

Commonwealth, for Census 105 00 

Town of Andover r . .-„ 80 29* 

Banvers 150 75* 

" Rockport. 43 885 

4t Sandwich . . 38 50' 

City cf Newburyport . 76 50 

Town of Westford .,..;. 14 60 

Eastern Railroad, for damage by fire » 400 00 



$46,979 21 

Cr. 

By Orders drawn by Selectmen.. .. .... .-. $15,351 8G 

Abatements.... . ... 201 86 

Discount on Taxes ^ 607 84 

Principal on Town Notes paid _ 3,950 0O 

Interest u u 2^.753 75 

Citizens' Fund, balance reimbursed 30 0O 

State Tax paid 5,010 0O 

County Tax paid 1,753 30s 

State Aid for 1865 paid ;.... 141 33 

" " 1866 " 8,522 64 

Uncollected Taxes 1 865- 233 00 

" 1866 1,21532 

Cash on hand 7,208 36« 



346,979 211 



TOWN OF IPSWICH IN BALANCE OF ALL ACCOUNTS 

Dr. 

To Notes payable $548,805 0O 

Schools, undrawn balances „ 1,318 37 

Interest due and not paid 364 23s 

$50,487 60 

Cr. 

By cash balance in hands of Jeremiah Lord $7,208 36 

Uncollected Taxes 1 ,448 32 

Liquors in Agent's hands, .• 264 33 

Amount due from Commonweal th, State Aid 8,734 85 

" " " Armory Rent 84 00 

" Ephraim Averill 190 72 

City of Boston 10 21 



19 

Town of Haverhill 154 00 

Town of Westford 7 82 

J. H. Burnham, for English Hay, 1865.... 4118 

Salt Hay 25 00 

" " Est. of Isaac Lord, for board of his widow 400 00 

Town Farm 16,000 00 

Personal Property at Farm 4,491 15 

Engines, Apparatus and Houses 3,000 00 

Hearse 600 00 

Town House and three Safes 2,350 00 

Furniture and Scales 1 00 00 

Woodland at Linebrook 150 00 

" Commonhelds 65 00 

Thatch Bank at Great Flats 250 00 

Cross' Bank 25 CO 

Land on Turkey Shore 150 00 

Wood House and Wood 250 00 

Powder House and Gravel Pit 100 00 

Gravel Pit in Scott's Lane 150 00 

" " by Grammar School House 100 00 

Hayfield's Bridge 25 00 

" J. B. Brown's, Essex Road 150 00 

" " Candlewood 50 00 

'* " S.Goodwin's 125 00 

Hay Scales, $800 00 ; Town Pounds, $100 00 900 00 

Balance against the Town 1,977 60 



$50,487 60 



Wo fiud that the system of keeping the accounts of 
the town in the several departments is not such as is 
commendable for accuracy or dispatch, which may be ac- 
counted for in part, as the town is unwilling to pay the 
Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers a sufficient salary for 
the services which they are called upon to perform. We 
find by their bills that are on file, that they have charged 
one hundred dollars more than the salary voted them, 
for extra services, but what those extra services were 
we are unable to ascertain, as they give us no informa- 
tion by their bills. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. D. WAIT, 

JOSEPH FARLEY, $ Auditors. 

GEO. R. LORD, 

Ipswich, March 1st, 1867. 



20 
To either of the Constables of the Town of Ipswich, 

G-EEETING. 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are beieby le- 
quired to notify ard warn the legal voters of said town to meet at the 1 own Bouse 
on Wednesday, the 20th day of March ci rrent, at nine o'clock, A. M.. for the follow- 
ing purposes, viz : 

Abt. 1. To choose a Moderator. 

Art. 2. To choose all necessary Town Officers fcr the ensuing year, and grant 
them such pay for their services as the town may think proper. 

Abt. 3. To hear and act on the reports of Committees. 

Art. 4. To raise money for the support of the Bigh and Common Schools, and 
determine the manner of apportioning the same. 

Art. 5. To raise money to repair the highways, ard detei mine the manner of 

apportioning the same. 

Art. 6. To raise such sums of money as may he nece-sary to defray all tewn 

charges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 7. To see what compensation shall be allowed the Enginemen the ensuing 

year. 

Art. 8. To see what discount, if any, shall be allowed to those persons wfc o pay 
their taxes before the presciibed time ot payment. 

Art. 9. To see it the town will authorize the Treasurer to hire money in antici- 
pation of taxes. 

Art. 10. To see what sums of money, if any, the town will raise for the aid of 
the families of volunteers, as by Jaw authorized. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will authorise tbe Fiudential Committees to con- 
tract with the teachers in the several school districts the ensuing year. 

Aut. 12. To grant such turns of noney to he raised upon the noils and estates 
within the town, lortbe puipcse ci deiiajing the deLts of the town, and for the 
expenses of the current year, as may be deemed expedient, and make all necessary- 
regulations and allowances respecting the same. 

.Art. 13. To see what action the town will take in i elation to changing the lim- 
its of the several school districts in the town. 

Art. 14 To see if the town will authorize the salt of a pait of the new gravel 
pit, near the house of Patrick Riley. 

Art. 15. To see if the town will give the inhalitar ts of Liretrock larishtbe 
privilege of working cut their highway taxes, or paying the money as formerly. 

Art. 16. To see if the Town will accept the list of jui ors as pi ep are d and posted 
up by the Selectmen. 

Art. 17. To see if the town will authorize the Assessors to abate certain taxes 

of the year 1865. 

Art. 18. To see what action the town will take as legaids building a new Hi£h 

School House, and to raise money for that purpose. 

Art. 19. To see if the town will accept the road leading from Baker's Causeway 
to Lakeman's Beach. 

Art. 20. To see if the town will authoiize a suit to he commenced against cer- 
tain paities that owe the town. 

And you are hereby directed to serve this warrant by posting up attested copies of 
the same at each of the meetinghouses, and at the school house in the Koith North 
District in said town, three dayfl 1 1 least leiore the time of said meeting. 

Bereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant to the Town Clerk at the 
time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our bands this fifteenth day of March, A. D.. 1867. 

KIC1IAKD T. DODGE, ) Selectmen of 
TBUMAb H. LOUD, ) Ipswich 




.-— «-e/35jt 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 




RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, &c. 



OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING 




MARCH 1, 1869. 



• o^>g H 3<pO ' 



SALEM : 
GEORGE W. PEASE AND CO., PRINTERS. 
1869. 




V 



REPORT. 



CUKRENT EXPENSES. 
Miscellaneous. 

Paid M. G. Lord, sawing wood T. House $11 86 

J. K. Jewett, oil and stationery 25 57 

S. Coburn, oil 4 65 

Mark Newman, lantern, oil, lamps 18 10 

Moses Peabody, wood . 15 00 

S. Baker, attendance T. house 43 50 

" care of lock up 65 50 

" " attendance on selectmen 9 00 

" u repairs on town house 5 06 

H. Smith, attendance on selectmen 2 25 

" " " " engineers 75 

" " " u lockup.... 2 00 



John R. Baker legal services 50 00 

S. B. Ives, " " 325 00 

J.C.Perkins, " '." .. 150 00 

Geo. Haskell, advice & services 1867-68. . . 66 00 



Joseph Spiller and others, witness fees &c, 

in the Conant case 64 55 

R. T. Dodge, expenses in Coriant case 5 00 

T. H Lord, " " " 1 30 

A. F. Brown, " " " 5 00 

Fairbanks & Brown, hayscales. 123 00 

G. M. Question, timber for do 38 35 

E. K. Koad freight for do 6 63 

J. W. Bond, stones for do 15 00 

G. Kussell, labor on do 9 75 

James Scott, labor on do 9 50 

W. P. Ross, teaming do 17 27 

Jacob C. Safford, teaming do 2 25 



201 24 



591 00 



75 85 



221 73 



Paid Asher Blake, care of clock 20 00 

" " repairs on clock 11 75 

W. T. Averill, ringing bell 25 00 

E. H. Fletcher, printing reports 54 00 

Pratt Brothers, " tax bills 9 50 

A. P. Clarke, damage to horse 150 00 

C. Carmoody, damage to himself 20 00 

Sims Crane, clam police 169 00 

IsaacDay, " " 33 00 

Moses Graves, distributing reports 2 00 

E. P. Kimball, horse hire, school committee 18 50 
Bobert Stone, taking census school children, 

militia and dogs 21 00 

Estate of J. Lord, abatement 7 20 

Y. Gr. Hurd, board of E. Smith 5 71 

James Scott, labor on common 2 50 

B. T. Dodge, travelling expenses & postage 8 73 
J. W. Watts, " " " " 14 80 

M. B. Stalker, sand 10 00 

A. Cogswell, plan of land 50 

S. N". Baker, painting guide boards . v 5 00 

C. W. Chapman, repairing hearse 1 50 

Willett, express 4 00 

Nath'l Shatswell, police badges 4 50 

Stephen Baker, labor and stock on guide 

boards 9 75 

" " auction sales 1 50 

W. K Bell, stationery 3 25 



Liquor Agency. 

DR. 

To stock on hand, March 1st, 1868 313 09 

John I. Baker, for liquor 300 73 

Stephen Coburn, rent and salary 32 41 

George A. Willeit, express 1 25 

Balance gained in trade 23 22 



56 75 

63 50 

* 170 00 

202 00 



120 44 

$1,702 51 



670 70 



By amount of sales " 670 70 



5 

Fees and Salaries, 

Paid E. P. Kimball, school committee 38 25 

J. K. Baker, " « 33 00 

A. Cogswell, " " 30 00 



R. T. Dodge, assessor, selectman & overseer 100 00 
T. H. Lord, " " " 100 00 



'5 



A. F. Brown, « " " 100 00 



Nath'l Shatswell, notifying officers, town 

meetings, and police services 92 25 

George Brown, notifying town meetings and 

police services 25 75 

John J. Philbrook, notifying town meetings 

and police services 16 00 

Harrison Smith, police services 39 75 

T. L. Jewett, jr., " " 23 50 

T.B.Ross, " " 36 50 

S. Baker, " " 23 00 

Joseph Spiller, " " 11 00 

E.G.Hull, " " 1867 3 00 



a 



101 25 



300 00 



270 75 



James W. Watts, salary as Collector and 

Treasurer.---- 300 00 

Joseph Spiller, Collector 75 04 

Daniel Clarke, return of deaths 3 40 

D. F. Dow, " " 1 10 

W. T. Averill, " " 80 

Y. G. Hurd, " " 40 

W. P. Perley, " " 20 

Wesley K. Bell, salary as Clerk 25 00 

" returns of births, marriages 

and deaths 38 05 443 99 



1,115 99 



Highways and. Bridges. 

Paid Joseph Dunn, clearing snow, $7 63 

T. L. Gwinn " " 2 34 

S. L. Porter " " 4 27 

D. S. Russell " " 9 92 

J. K. Chapman " " 5 00 



Paid J.S.Potter 

Daniel Ellsworth 
Henry Wilson 
John Patch 
D. G-. Chapman 
Edward Plouff 
David Foster 
Josiah Lord 
Eben Lord 
Isaac Kimball 
Ebenezer Harris 
A. A. Kutherford 
David Hobbs 
G-eorge Eussell jr 
A. B. Fellows 
Oliver Underhill 
Charles Smith 
John Low 
Alvin Story 
Francis Smith 
Aaron Kinsman 
William F. Conant 
Phineas D. Scott 
Daniel Conant 
Eben Falls 
Theodore F. Cogswell 
Andrew Low 
Joseph Kinsman 
Wm. T. Cross 
Samuel Conant 
Emerson Howe 
John Brown 
Daniel W. Appleton 
Thomas Koberts 
Erastus Clark 
Joshua Lamson 
Joseph Horton 
Elisha N. Brown 



clearing snow, 



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3 06 
2 85 
38 73 
14 35 
13 38 
53 55 

1 17 
32 60 

2 50 

2 37 

3 24 
5 10 

9 00 

1 44 
91 15 
26 39 
21 62 

10 62 
17 81 

2 16 

45 01 
5 50 

5 96 

3 00 

6 75 
57 96 
13 50 

7 59 

5 89 

6 19 
76 

46 68 

11 83 
19 57 

3 42 

10 25 

11 77 
13 82 



Kussell & Archer, fence, 

Battis & Brown, damage to horses, 

M. C. Goodhue, grate 

Joseph Farley, rail road sleepers, 



657 70 
4 30 

43 00 
3 72 

14 30 



Paid John H. Cogswell, lumber, 
Mary R. Stalker, stones, 
James W. Bond, " 
Wm. B. Russell, teaming stones, 
W. & B. H. Smith, pick axes, &c. 
Abraham Caldwell, stones, 
David Russell, labor on bridge, 
Foster Russell, labor on railing, 
D. L, Hodgkins, lumber, 
Wm. F. Conant, repairs on railing, 
Stephen Baker, labor on culvert, 
Asa Lord, nails, 
James H. Wiley, gravel, 
Aaron F. Brown, " 



Poor. 



0. 


Underhill, 




rent, 


Estate of A. H. 


Bond, 


a 


E. 


Jones, 




a 


J. 


Weymouth, 




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$20 00 
21 00 
12 00 
18 00 
12 00 
12 00 



Town of Gloucester, supplies to Mrs. 

Lakeman and others, 96 48 

City of Salem, supplies to Mrs. Dur- 

gen and others, 63 75 



67 72 


7 00 


19 26 


7 50 


2 75 


1 50 


2 00 


30 22 


6 27 


11 83 


3 75 


1 65 


1 08 


3 12 



S888 67 



F. Willcomb, partial supplies, 


63 00 


I. K. Jewett, 


16 00 


E. Cogswell & Son, 


4 00 


J. F. Clothey & Co. 


2 00 


Asa Lord, 


2 00 


T. E. Condon, 


2 00 


N. C. Leivelette, wood, 


21 00 


R. T. Dodge, coal, 


50 09 


A. P. Ross, teaming wood, 


24 67 


Farm, cutting and teaming wood, 


31 00 


Levi Lord, wood, 


120 00 


Joseph H. Lord, wood, 


9 00 



$95 00 



89 00 



255 76 



8 

Paid City of Lynn, supplies to Mrs. Porter, 79 00 
City of INewburyport, supplies to Wal- 

lis and Pickard, 140 26 

City of Boston, Andrews, 16 00 
Worcester Lunatic Hospital, board of 

J. L. Akerman and M. Graves, 486 08 

Andrew Geyer, medicine, 
Daniel Clarke, coffin and attendance, 
E. R. Eoad, tickets to poor travellers, 
S. Brown, board of " " 

Farm, board of 70 poor travellers, 

J. L. Fairbanks, record book, 

I. R. Franklin, physician, 

L. S. Brown, board of Miss Woods, 

Nath'l Goodhue, piling wood, 

On account of iSTewburyport, 16 00 

" " " Haverhill, 45 00 

" " " Bockport, 35 00 



2 15 


16 00 


10 50 


21 00 


52 50 


6 00 


30 00 


27 50 


5 50 



u 



CB. 

By amount due from Westford, 12 50 

" " " Xewburyport, « 49 55 

" « Bockport, 53 00 

" " State of Massachusetts, 27 50 

received from Haverhill, 45 00 

of wood on hand, 200 00 



881 57 



102 15 



69 00 

96 00 

$1588 48 



387 55 
$1200 93 



Fire Department. 

Paid 5 Engineers 28 75 

112 men 625 50 

Nath'l S. Kimball, clerk of Engineers 5 00 

William Chapman, cleaning hose 8 25 

" " care of engine 20 00 

Stephen H. Baker, cleaning hose 9 75 



Gorham F. Hills, cleaning hose 5 75 

George C. Lord, " " 2 00 

Foster Bussell, repairs on house 79 22 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber 5 14 

J. H. Cogswell, u 22 84 

Nath'l Shatswell, paint, lumber and labor 18 44 

George Bussell, labor and stock 19 60 

Gorham F. Hills, teaming sand, &c 2 50 

Moses G. Lord, labor 8 12 

Robert Stone, window and labor 3 25 

John H. Blake, Committee on Beservoirs 6 50 

Moses Spiller, " " " 4 00 

^"ath'l Shatswell, " " " 5 00 

Charles L. Band & Son, services " 9 00 

William T. Averill, " " 2 80 

Fenton Weston, repairs on engine 39 78 

James S. Tyler, " " " 3 25 

S. G. Cheever, repairs on hose * . . 7 00 

W. & B. H. Smith, repairs on engine.... 5 20 

Willett, express 5 15 



James P. Jewett, watching fires 1 25 

Gorham F. Hills, " " 5 25 

L. B. Stone, « " 2 00 

Nath'l Archer, " " 3 00 

James T. Butler, " "........ 5 25 

Andrew Geyer, oil and alcohol 5 55 

Asa Lord, oil ♦... 3 70 

" " land rent 5 00 

F. Mitchell, " 6 00* 

J. B. Eagan, refreshments * . . . 9 75 

T. E. Condon, " 18 61 



705 00 



159 13 



27 30 



60 38 



16 75 



20 25 

28 36 



W. B. Bussell, hauling engine 2 00 

B. T. Dodge, coal, 1867-8 12 21 

J. Miller, figure pins » . . 43 45 

Mark Kewman, stove and repairs 28 37 

John Hodgkins, repairs on cistern 1 00 85 03 

1,102 20 



10 

Farm. 

DR. 

Paid Isaac Lord, labor 254 00 

C. W. Spiller, labor 76 00 

A. T. Guilford, " 112 50 

Nathan Jewett, labor and boat 9 50 

B. D. Apple ton, superintendent 450 00 

902 00 

Asa Lord, tools, groceries and dry goods 254 06 

F. Willcomb " " " " 174 93 

J. K Jewett, " " " " 123 16 

E. Cogswell & Son, " " " 130 18 

T. E. Condon, " " " " 162 29 

Curtis Damon, " " " " 88 76 

Stephen Coburn, " " " 6 29 

J. E. Clothey, dry goods 21 43 

J S 961 10 

James "W. "Watts, sewing machine 45 00 

J. Stackpole, soap 6 23 

Daniel Clarke, coffin &c, 13 00 

Erastus Clarke, Jr. pig 20 00 

R. T. Dodge, coal 131 73 

Edward Plouff, Jr. repairs and ware 11 46 

Mark Newman, repairs and pump 17 08 

Charles Plumer, physician 30 00 

Ipswich Mills, sawing lumber. 68 

275 18 

S. N. Baker, clothing 1101 

Robert Jordan, Clothing ! 30 00 

N. R. Wait, shoes 21 75 

62 76 

M. Poor, blacksmithing 37 06 

C.W. Chapman, " 3 30 

W. & B. H. Smith, " 29 28 

69 64 

Foster Russell, labor on repairs 117 25 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber 284 21 

J.H.Cogswell, " 164 11 

Asa Lord, nails , 15 50 

581 07 

Bill paid by superintendent 393 95 

$3,245 70 



11 

By sales from Farm, 

English Hay, 1,258 47 

Salt Hay and Thatch, 219 08 

Potatoes, 16 80 

Calves, 92 34 

Pigs, 55 00 

Lambs, 40 00 

Poultry, 17 65 

Eggs, 28 06 

Wool, 90 46 

Butter, 140 75 

Pork, 80 92 

Milk, 3 56 

Hides, 31 33 

Apples, 21 00 

Cider, 20 05 

Cow, 40 00 

Bull, 20 00 

Salt Grass, 14 75 

Pasturing : 15 00 

Sundries, 16 58 

Teaming,. . * 12 75 

Hamilton, board of M. Patch, 36 00 

Cutting 15 cords wood, 15 00 

Teaming 8 " " 16 00 

Board of poor travellers, 70 at 75cts 52 50 

Increase of personal property 19 32 



2,373 37 



Balance against Farm, 872 33 



$3,245 70 



The number of paupers at the alms house is fifteen ; the 
average number for the past year was eighteen. 

The average cost of supporting them by the usual method of 
computation, is one dollar and eighty three cents per week. 



-<5S 



12 

EXPENSES AND INCOME FOR THE YEAR 1868. 

Expenses. 

Amount paid for current expenses $1,702 51 

" " Tees and salaries 1,115 91 

" " Highways and bridges 888 67 

« « Poor 1,200 93 

" " Farm 898 25 

" " Interest 1,971 88 

" " Abatements to J. W. Watts 189 01 

" " Abatements to J. Spiller 257 29 

" " Discount 490 93 

Balance, being income beyond expense 4,195 05 

12,910 43 

Income. 

Amount raised for current expenses 11,420 19 

u Income of Town House 87 35 

" " " Town scales 147 33 

" Rent of Turkey Shore Pasture 6 00 

" Licenses of Dogs 61 00 

" Licenses of concerts and circus 49 00 

" Licenses for sale of liquor 125 00 

u Commission on sales of liquor 37 89 

" State corporation tax 953 25 

" Gain in trade of the liquor agent 23 52 

12,910 43 



JAMES W. WATTS, TREASURER AND COLLECTOR. 



*■ 



To cash received from the selectmen, it being the balance 

paid over by the executor of the late Treasurer 534 41 

State tax committed to him 3,340 00 

County tax " " 2,016 30 

To^ntax " " 14,600 00 

Additions and overlayings 895 69 

Unworked highway taxes of 1867 167 92 

Highway taxes of non-residents 156 58 

Discount on county tax 22 36 

Commonwealth school fund 184 92 



13 

Commonwealth corporation tax 953 25 

state aid , 4,800 00 

Income of Town House 87 25 

Cash from liquor agency * 670 70 

Income of town scales 147 33 

Rent of Turkey-shore Pasture 6 00 

Cash for dog licenses 61 00 

Cash for sales from farm 2,053 99 

Money hired on town notes 4,000 00 

Cash from town of Haverhill 88 00 

" " city of JSewburyport {25 50 

" " licenses to circus and concerts 49 00 

" " County Commissioners, half of license fees 125 00 

" " J. B. Eagan, commission on sales of liquor 16 39 

" « A. Geyer, "' " " 10 10 

" " M. D. Smith, " " " 11 40 

" " estate of J. Lord, error in abatements 7 00 

" " Joseph Spiller, collector 2,444 92 

37,475 01 



JAMES W. WATTS, TREASURER AND COLLECTOR. 

CR. 

By orders drawn by selectmen 13,468 78 

« " « " state aid 3,248 00 

Abatements 189 01 

Discounts on taxes 490 93 

Principal paid on town notes 9,445 00 

Interest " " 1,97188 

State tax 3,340 00 

County tax 2,016 30 

Uncollected taxes 309 53 

Cash on hand 2,995 58 

$37,475 01 



JEREMIAH LORD, TREASURER. 

■ 

To uncollected Taxes, March 1st . 3,239 06 

Cash in hand " " 99 47 

„* 3 ? 338 53 



14 



CR. 

By uncollected taxes, March 25 2,793 62 

Cash paid over 534 41 

Bad currency 10 50 3,338 53 



JOSEPH SPILLEE, COLLECTOE. 
DR. 

To taxes committed to him March 25, 1868, 2,793 62 

CR. 

To cash paid to Treasurer 2,444 92 

abatements 257 29 

uncollected taxes 91 41 2,793 62 



TOWN OF IPSWICH IN BALANCE OF ALL ACCOUNTS. 

DR. 

To notes payable $30,720 00 

Schools, undrawn balances 1,770 57 

Interest due and not paid 202 00 

Balance in favor of town 3,277 49 

35,970 06 

CR. 

To cash balance in hands of the Treasurer 2,995 58 

Uncollected taxes, J. W. Watts, Collector 309 53 

J. Spiller, " 9141 

Amount due from State 

Newburyport 

Westford 

Rockport 

Hamilton 

Ira Worcester 

Town -Farm 16,000 00 



4,592 27 


49 55 


12 50 


53 00 


36 00 


27 75 



15 



Personal property at farm 4,512 47 

Engines, apparatus, houses 3,000 00 

Town House and safes 2,350 00 

Furniture and scales 100 00 

Woodland at Linebrook 100 00 

" « Commonfields 65 00 

Turkey-shore Pasture. » . 100 00 

Gravel pit and powder house 100 00 

" in Scott's Lane 100 00 

" by grammar school house 100 00 

" by John Carlisle's 150 00 

" by Hayfield's Bridge 25 00 

" by Sylvester Goodwin's 125 00 

" Candlewood 50 CO 

Hayscales 800 00 

Pounds 100 00 

J. H. Lord's note 25 00 



35,970 06 



Respectfully submitted. 



RICHARD T. DODGE, ) Selectmen 
THOMAS H. LORD, t of 
AARON F. BROWN, ) swich. 



Ipswich, March 1, 1869. 



16 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Ipswich. 



&REETIJSTG-. 



In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby re- 
quired to notify and warn the legal voters of said town to meet at the Town House 
on Wednesday, the tenth day of March current, at 9 o'clock, A. M., for the 
following purposes, viz : 

Art. 1. To choose a Moderator. 

Art. 2 To choose all necessary Town Officers for the ensuing year, and grant 
such pay for their services as the town thinks proper. 

Art. 3. To hear and act on the reports of Committees. 

Art. 4. To raise money for the support of the High and Common Schools 
and determine the manner of apportioning the same. 

Art 5. To raise money to repair the higways and determine the manner of 
apportioning the same. 

Art 6. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to defray all town 
charges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 7. To see what compensation shall be allowed the enginemen, the 
ensuing year. 

Art. 8. To see what discount, if anj r , shall be allowed to those persons who 
pay their taxes before the prescribed time of payment. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer to hire money in 
anticipation of taxes. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will authorize the Prudential Committees to 
contract with the teachers in the several school districts. 

Art. 11. To grant such sums of money to be raised upon the polls and estates 
within the town, for the purpose of defraying the debts of the town, and for 
the expenses of the current year, as may be deemed necessary, and make all need- 
ful regulations and allowances respecting the same. 

Art. 12. To see if the town will accept the list of jurors, as prepared and 
posted up by the Selectmen. 

Art. 13. To see what action the town will take in regard to preventing the 
taking of clams from the* flats, from the first day of June to the first day of 
November. 

Art. 14. To see what action the town will take in relation to building reser- 
voirs for water in case of fire. 

Art. 15. To see if the town will abolish the school district system. 

Art. 16. To see if the town will defray the expenses of placing buoys in the 
river to mark the channel. 

Art. 17. To see what action the town will take in relation to widening 
South Market Street as ordered by the County Commissioners. 

AST. 18. To >cc what action the town will take in relation to widening and 
rebuilding Mile Lane (so called) as ordered by the County Commissioners, and to 
raise money for that purpose. 

Art. 1'.). To Bee what action the town will take in relation to raising the 
eauseway leading to the beach above the tide water and to raise money for that 
pnrp 

Art. 20. To see if the town will purchase the site of Coburn's Block, (so 
called.) 

Art. 21. To sen what art ion, if any, the town will take, in relation to erect- 
ing a monument to the deceased soldiers. 

And yon are hereby directed to serve tins warrant by posting up attested 
oopiei "f the nuns ;it each of the meeting house.-, and at the school house in the 
North District in said town, three dayi :«t least before the time of said meeting. 

Here ,1 fail not, and make due rerun of thifl Warrant to the Town Clerk, at 

time and place of mid meeting. 

GKren onder onr hands this third day of March, A. I) i 

RICHARD T. DODGE, ) Ss/*ctm#ii 
THOM \s il. LORD. > "/' 
a \j;o\ P. BROWN, S lp*mch. 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM. 



rnoDXJCE, dfc o 



18(58. 



1869. 



Corn, bush, 

Barley 

Beans " 

Potatoes " 

Roots 

Beef bis. 

Pork 

Cider " 

Apples *' 

Soap 

Ham lbs. 

Beef. »■ 

Lard " 

Tallow 

Butter " 

Dried Apples *' 

English Hay, ton. 

Salt Hay 

Black Grass. . " 

Corn Fodder.. " 

Second Crop . . ' ' 

Thatch 

Straw 

Wool lbs. 



No. 
170 

12 

12 
150 

30 
2 

2k 

4 

6 

2 

250 

100 

100 

7-3 

90 

30 

18 

21 

11 

3 
3 

2 

300 



Value; 

170 00 
18 00 
21 00 

100 00 

30 00 

34 00 
50 00 

20 00 
18 00 

11 50 

35 00 

12 00 

15 00 
10 50 

31 20 
4 50 

3G0 00 
274 00 
132 00 

45 00 

21 00 

16 00 

60 00 



No. 

100 
25 
12 

150 

18 

li 
2I| 

4 
4 

2i 

200 
00 
70 
75 
6G 

20 

G 
16 

1 

9 

n 



Value. 
190 00 
37 50 

24 00 
100 00 

18 00 

25 50 
45 00 
20 00 
12 00 
14 37 
28 00 

7 20 
10 50 
10 60 
28 40 

400 00 
72 00 
192 00 

8 00 

03 00 
12 00 



Increase. Decrease. 

20 00 
19 50 



1-3 00 

8 50 

5 00 

6 00 

7 00 
4 80 

4 50 

5 80 
4 50 

202 00 



2 87 



40 00 

60 00 
8 00 

42 00 



45 00 

4 00 
60 00 



1,191 70 



1,317 97 



192 37 



369 10 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM, 



ST 



No. 

Oxen 

Cows 13 

Steers 

Yearlings 7 

Bull 1 

Horses 2 

Sheep 30 

Shoats 6 

Fat Hogs 

Fowls 37 

Turkeys ..•••• 

Horse Wagon 1 

Sleigh... 1 

Chaise 1 

Ox Wagon 2 

Ox Cart 2 

Mowing Machine 1 

Plows 6 

Cultivator 1 

Harrow 1 

Winnow Mill 1 

Ox Sled 1 

Wood, cords 20 

Coal, tons 5 

Groceries 

Stoves 6 

Furniture and Bedding 

Sewing Machine 

Tools, &c 



Produce, 



'OCK 


? 


eft? c . 

1869 






868. 


■*-.. 


Value. 
480 00 


c 

Xo. 
6 


Value. 
600 00 


r 

Increase. 
120 00 


Decrease. 


520 00 


14 


560 00 


40 00 






2 


75 00 


75 00 




140 00 


4 


80 00 




60 00 


30 00 


1 


40 00 


10 00 




250 00 


2 


250 00 






210 00 


14 


98 00 




112 00 


150 00 


5 


150 00 








2 


90 00 


90 00 




18 50 


35 


17 50 




1 00 




2 


4 00 


4 00 




35 03 


1 


35 00 






20 00 


1 


20 00 






25 00 


1 


25 00 






170 00 


2 


170 00 






100 00 




100 00 






70 00 


1 


40 00 




30 00 


65 00 


6 


65 00 






5 00 


1 


5 00 






7 00 


1 


7 00 






8 00 


1 


8 00 






15 00 


I 


15 00 






140 00 


20 


140 00 






45 00 


8 


64 00 


19 00 




33 95 




35 00 


1 05 




80 00 


6 


80 00 






231 00 




231 00 
40 00 


40 00 




150 00 




150 00 






2,998 45 
1,494 70 


3,194 50 
1,317 97 

4,512 47 
4,493 15 


399 05 
192 37 


203 00 
369 10 


4,493 15 


591 42 
572 10 


572 10 



19 30 



19 3-2 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OP THE 



RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, &c 



OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING 



MARCH 1, 1870. 



BOSTON: 
NATHAN SAWYER & SON, PRINTERS 

No. 70 STATE STREET. 

1870. 



REPORT. 



Schools. 



Paid I. Lefavour, teaching High School, 
T. B. Ross, " Middle School, 



a 



it 



44 



North School, 

a 



it 



South School, 
u 



4 4 



44 



4; 



44 



44 



West School, 

44 



44 



L. A. Perkins, 

A. M. Fellows, " 
L. A. Tyler, " 
P. D. Adams, " 

B. S. Pike, 
K. M. Kimball, " 
L. R. Worcester," 
M. Wilson, " 
V. C. Hobbs, 
J. H. Moulton, 
E. A. Vose, 
M. C. Perley, 
L. A. Lamson, " 
A. S. Guptill, " 
M. B. Kinsman, " 
E. B. Richards, " 
L. A. Dane, " 
E. G. Poor, " 
J. P. Scanks, labor 

E. Cogswell & Son, brooms, etc. . 
A. H. Spiller, sawing wood . 
R. T. Dodge, coal 
Mark Newman, repairs and stoves 
I. K. Jewett, brooms, buckets, etc. 
Noyes & Willcomb, hooks, etc. 



$864 
525 
293 

96 
132 
294 
112 
187 
425 

66 
187 
184 

33 

60 
100 

47 
South Eight School, 191 
North North School, 204 



Southwest School, 



Argilla School, 



106 

110 

1 

1 

1 

90 

44 

4 

6 



.00 
.75 
,00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.50 
.50 
.00 
.00 
.50 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.00 
.50 
.00 
.60 
.25 
.00 
.00 
.89 
.40 
.45 
.81 
.15 
.34 



Paid Samuel Conant, wood . 


. $ 16.00 


John W. Davis, " . 


6.50 


F. Willcomb, brooms, etc. . 


1.50 


F. Russell, repairs on house . 


4.37 


E. R. Lord, making fires, 


5.00 


G. E. Lord, hauling gravel . 


1.50 


G. Perley, wood .... 


21.08 


G. Tilton, making fires 


5.00 


W. G. Brown, coal 


88.71 


G. H. Baker, repairs on house 


7.15 


Lewis Wade, sawing wood . 


2.50 


A. S. Howe, wood 


18.50 


A. S. Brown, " 


16.00 


J. Marshall, " . . . . 


19,90 


A. G. Jewett, " 


4.16 


C. Coburn, " . 


19.00 


A. Cogswell, sundry bills paid by him, 


60.17 


G. Prescott, wood . 


3.50 


B. Newman, painting and glazing . 


13.54 


R. Stone, repairs on house . 


5.00 


J. L. Hammett, changing books . 


50.00 


J. Willcomb, sawing wood . 


3.00 


Levi Lord, sawing wood 


11.44 


Asa Lord, wood . 


13.50 


A. S. Hills, horse hire . 


5.00 


Town of Topsfield, schooling children . 


15.00 



$4,786.66 



Current Expenses. 



Paid M. G. Lord, sawing wood, Town House, $ 11.25 
Harrison Smith, care of Lock-up and 

Town House ..... 56.75 
I. K. Jewett, oil and stationery for Town 

House . . . . . . 1.92 

Mark Newman, oil, lamps, and chimneys, 31.78 

Robert Stone, repairs on Town House, 8.25 

C. M. Arthur, window for Town House, 2.50 

Win. Dawson, setting glass in Town House, 1 0.00 



5 



Paid Geo. E. Lord, wood for Town House, $ 19.00 

Joseph N. Caldwell, wood for Town House 4.50 

Benjamin Newman, painting hay scales, 1.25 

W. G. Brown, stones for hay scales, 25.00 

Lewis Choate, timber for hay scales, 1.00 

Aaron Cogswell, surveying, and writing 

deed of gravelpit to Sanford Peatfield, 2.50 
Foster Russell, for fence and gate to gravelpit, 13.20 



Nathan Sawyer & Son, printing tax bills 

and warrants ..... 14.00 

Salem Observer, printing school reports 

of 1868 18.00 

Salem Observer, printing school and 

Town reports ..... 76.00 



Asher Blake, care of town clock . . 20.00 
Wm. T. Averill, ringing beU . . 25.00 



Noyes & Willcomb, express . . 8.05 

Willett's Express, blanks and express, 5.65 

Willett & Boynton, express . . 3.65 

Moses Graves, distributing reports, 2.00 
Abraham Lord, taking census of school 

children, militia, and dogs . . 21.00 



Wm. G. Brown, horse hire . . . 3.00 

Barker & Porter, repairs on hearse, 4.75 
Geo. K. Prescott, and others, appraising 

school property . . . . 30.00 

Wm. Wade, repairs on fence . . 2.88 
Richard T. Dodge, traveling expenses 

and stationery ..... 24.00 
James W. Watts, traveling expenses and 

stationery ..... 18.40 

A. F. Brown, traveling expenses . . 6.00 



$ 145.95 



27.25 



15.70 



108.00 



45.00 



17.35 



23.00 



89.03 



6 



Cemetery. 

Paid Benjamin Newman, painting fence, 
S. M. Ross, labor, 
Luther Lord, " 

John W. Lord, " 
Jacob Scanks, u 
Jacob P. Scanks, 
Nathaniel Harris, teaming 
Andrew Russell, labor, 

Benjamin F. Ellsworth " 
David F. Dow, " 

T. B. Ross, 
T. J. Roberts, " 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber 
Asa Lord, sand paper, etc. 

E. Cogswell & Son, sundries 

Buoys. 

Paid Wm. G. Brown, stones 
Benj, H. Smith, ironwork 
Benj. Newman, paint . 
Thomas Jewett, labor . 
John H. Cogswell, lumber 



139.41 

1.56 

13.25 

21.62 

10.25 

6.00 

38.25 

9.00 

2.50 

3.00 

9.00 

24.25 

9.84 

.67 

8.75 



$3.50 
43.01 
3.80 
33.55 
12.00 



$ 197.35 



95.86 



$ 764.49 



Fire Department. 

Paid Five Engineers, at $ 6.25 . . . $31.25 

Engine Co. No. 1, 48 men, at $ 6.25 . 300.00 

*' No. 2, 50 men, at $5.25 . 262.50 

Hook and Ladder Co., 13 men, at $ 5.50, 71.50 

N. C. Clark, cleaning hose . . . 7.50 

Stephen H. Baker, cleaning hose . . 3.75 

William Chapman, care of engine . 20.00 

G. F. Hills, care of engine . . . 6.00 

N. S. Kimball, services as clerk . . 5.00 



u& 



707.50 



Paid John H. Blake, labor on engine 


. $2.00 


Moses Spiller. " 


. 


J. J. Glazier, " 


. 


WiHet & Bojnton, express 


22.10 


J. W. Davis, hauling engine 


. 


Wffliam Chapman, watching fire . 


in.:: 


B. T. Dodge, coal 


. 


War.-, 6; Biake. rerreshr.'tenv- 


2> 


J. B. Eagar. " 


.00 


Bickford & Holli-?, lock and keys . 


. 


A. S. H:V.,. ing engine. 1867 


3.00 


J J '. S rater 6c Soo. or 


15.00 


Hu 1 G; Co.. : 


- ' . ■'. - 


J. Bo;. d ck .v. . 


.MM 


Boston Belting Ct . r. t 


. 103.54 


Juckett 6; Freeman, r. ret 


20.46 


Robert Set - . 


1 : ] 


S. G. Chee'.rr. : : '. -.-: 


18.75 


B. H. Smith, repairs . 


.'.;: 


George Barker, -pairs 


o.or 


George W. Baker, repairs on borse 


2.00 


Asa Lord. oil. etc 


. 


Ben;. Ne^-mai. painting and ibazir;:. 


~.'-. : i 


F. Mitchell, rent 


10.". '.- 


Jo i ah £ tackpole, oil for hose 


5.00 


Mark Newman, copper tacks, charcoal, 




L ' J ' J l."Z » *C •- - . • # • . m 


i'.o'.' 



Tees and Salaries, 



Pai 



1 Aaron Cogswell, S 

John R. B:,kn. 
John Q. Peabodj, 



■ r 

44 



E. G. Hull. rtinrs. atr: 

n eli'ie s-rrij-s ..... 



■: ■ ■ 7.: 
34.50 

ci-;. 



-s.:i 






_ :' 






oi;.-5 



— _ . 1 _ 



- 



■ _ ' 



8 



Paid Thomas L. Jewett, police services . $ 1.50 
Nathaniel Shatswell, notifying meetings, 

and police services .... 4.00 
T. B. Ross, notifying meetings, and 

police services 64.00 

J. W. Watts, notifying meetings . . 5.00 

Harrison Smith, police services . . 5.00 

Joseph Spiller, police services . . 2.12 

John E. Milton, " . . 10.25 

Daniel Clarke, returns of deaths . . 3.10 
Wm. T. Averill, " " 1.80 
W. Stevens, " " 1.20 
Y. G. Hurd, " " .70 
David F. Dow, " " .20 
Wesley K. Bell, returns of births, mar- 
riages and deaths .... 41.00 
Wesley K. Bell, salary as Clerk . . 25.00 

George Haskell, services on Chelsea 

Bridge, etc 100.00 

Charles A. Sayward, legal advice to 

Collector 10.00 

R. T. Dodge, Assessor, Selectman, and 

Overseer 100.00 

T. H. Lord, Assessor, Selectman, and 

Overseer 100.00 

A. F. Brown, Assessor, Selectman, and 

Overseer 100.00 

R. T. Dodge, assessing school tax, and 

copying valuation book . . . 25.00 
T. H. Lord, assessing school tax, and 

copying valuation book . . . 25.00 
A. F. Brown, assessing school tax, and 

copying valuation book . . . 25.00 

J. W. Watts, Collector . . . 300.00 

J. W. Watts, collecting school tax . 5U.00 



$ 134.87 



73.00 



110.00 



375.00 



350.00 



$1, 141. 12 



9 



Highways and Bridges. 



Paid J. H. Wiley, gravel 
Joseph Horton, u 
Hannah 8. Lord, u 
A. S. Brown, " 
Henry Wilt on, " 

Albert Tenney, labor 
Thomas Burns, labor 
Thomas Wildes, " 
Daniel O. Collins, " 
John Spiller, " 

Joel Tibbetts, 



u 



Daniel S. Russell, pathing snow 

David Story, 

Emerson Howe, 

W. P. Ross, 

W. B. Kinsman, 

Joseph Dunn, 

J. T. Butler, 

J. P. Scanks, 

J. J. Gould, 

N. C. Perkins, 

A. P. Clark, 



Erastus Clark, Jr., labor with team, 
Oliver Underhill, labor on bridge, 



a 



a 



James Griffing, 
George Russell, 
D. G. Chapman, 
Phinehas D. Scott, 
David Berry, 



Foster Russell, repairs on railing 
John Pingree, labor on drain 
N. C. Perkins, " 

J. H. Burnham, stones 

2 



$3.90 
7.30 

15.00 
9.37 
8.70 

2.70 
2.50 
11.25 
1.08 
1.46 
1.08 

10.50 

19.32 

3.00 

8.00 

3.86 

.99 

3.78 

4.59 

30.00 

16.00 

6.50 

24.15 

24.25 

21.00 

9.00 

16.00 

1.54 

7.50 

4.12 

20.00 
2.50 
3.00 



$44.2' 



20.07 



106.54 



103.44 



10 



Paid Eastern Railroad, sleepers 


$8.50 


D. L. Hodgkins, lumber 


19.32 


J. H. Cogswell, " . 


49.93 


Asa Lord, nails .... 


.96 


John Pingree, labor on bridge 


2.50 


W. P. Ross, teaming . 


6.50 


Melzard Poor, sharpening drills 


.65 



$117.98 



JBeach Causeway, 



Paid Ipswich Mills, hoop iron 






$1.56 


I. K. Jewett, nails 






1.14 


Perley B. Lakeman, labor 






8.25 


Aaron Kinsman, " 






23.25 


John Low, " 






26.00 


Charles Smith, 4i 






21.87 


Asa P. Stone, " 






18.34 


Aaron F. Brown, " 






13.00 


Manasseh Brown, " 






. 100.00 


Thomas Brown, " 






15.50 


Geo. Woodbury, " 






20.50 


Joseph Marshall, " 






9.37 


John A. Burnham, " 






17.00 


Clarance Coburn, " 






5.62 


W. P. Ross, teaming sleepers 






4.00 


David Story, labor 






18.50 


Alvin Story, " 






15.52 


Alden Story, " 






6.00 


Wm, Seward, " 






8.00 


Edward Brown," 






8.75 


Mile Lane. 


Paid David Berry, labor . . . $ 32.00 


Patrick Ready, " 






6.00 


Nathan Jewett, Jr., u 






23.00 


William Lakeman, " 






9.00 


Daniel O. Collins, " 






8.75 



343.17 



11 



Paid David Russell, labor 






. $1.00 


Thomas D. Gould, " 






11.00 


John H. Baker, " 






2.00 


Geo. Russell, Jr. " 






5.00 


Andrew Russell, " 






8.25 


John D. Harris, " 






2.50 


John Lummus, " 






3.50 


N. C. Perkins, " 






27.50 


John Lane, " 






11.00 


D.W.Kimball, " 






19.00 


G. T. Lord, " 






13.12 


Asa Lord, 2d, " 






53.00 


Geo. E. Lord, " 






18.00 


Nath'l Caldwell, " 






37.50 


W. P. Ross, " 






27.50 


Isaac Kimball, " 






17.00 


Josiah Lord, " 






64.25 


Joel Tibbetts, " 






16.00 


John Rutherford, " 






22.00 


D. G. Chapman, " 






2.00 


James H. Wiley, gravel 






13.26 


L. C. Pickard, " 






12.00 


W. & B. H. Smith, sharpeni 


ngpi( 


iks . 


4.02 



469.15 



$1,204.63 



Poor. 

Paid Estate of A. H. Bond, house rent 



E. 


Bradley, 


u 


Oliver Underhill, 


u 


M 


rs. John Hovey, 


u 


S. 


Coburn, 


u 


M 


. Dodge, 


u 


H 


sirs of Amos Jones, 


u 


IP 


swich Mills, partial supplies 


W 


atts & Blake, " 




F. 


Willcomb, " 




T. 


E. Condon, " 





39.00 
45.00 
20.00 
16.00 
12.00 
12.00 
12.00 

3.40 

9.00 

68.00 

2.00 



% 156.00 



VI 



Paid I. K. Jewett, partial supplies 
Town of Gloucester, 
City of Salem, 
Manning Dodge, 
City of Newburyport, 
City of Lynn, 
A. S. Hills, 



u 



u 



a. 



U 



u 



measur 



R. T. Dodge, coal 

William G. Brown, coal 

D. T. Perley, wood 

J. Kimball, " 

A. P. Ross, teaming wood . 

Nathaniel Goodhue, piling and 

ing wood . 
Lewis Dickinson, wood 
Joseph JN T . Caldwell 

Robert Stone, repairs on wood-house 

Asa Lord, nails for 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber for 



a 



J. B. Eagan, board for poor travellers 
Worcester Lunatic Asylum, board of J 

L. Akerman and M. Graves 
W. Johnston, board of Mrs. Beckett' 

children . 
H. S. Phillips, expenses for Mrs. Porter 
County of Essex, board of S. Foster 
G. C. Davis, Treasurer of State Reform 

School at Westborough . 
Eastern Railroad, tickets to poor travellers 
Farm, board of seventy-eight " 
Charles Palmer, medical attendance 
Farm, teaming wood .... 



$ 18.00 

90.35 

135.50 

3.80 

193.85 

100.50 

2.00 

38.19 
154.05 
67.13 
19.00 
24.92 

5.00 
36.00 

22.22 

2.50 

.80 

5.50 



$ 626.40 



17.75 

479.51 

15.50 
12.60 
16.29 

4.14 

7.30 
58.50 
30.00 
24.00 



366.51 



8.80 



665.59 



$1,823.30 



13 



CR. 

By cash received from Newburyport 
" " Salem 

" " Rockport 

By amount due from Haverhill 
" " Westford 

u of wood on hand 



$35.50 
15.50 
55.62 
45.00 
34.95 

.144.00 



330.57 



$1,492.73 



Farm. 

Paid B. D. Appleton, salary 
Isaac Lord, labor 
A. T. Guilford, labor . 
Nathan Jewett, boat and labor 



Charles Littlefield. 



u 



$450.00 

236.00 

90.00 

13.50 

200.00 



F. Willcomb, dry goods, groceries, etc. 

T. E. Condon, " 

I. K. Jewett, tools and groceries . 

Curtis Damon, " . 

S. N. Baker, clothing .... 

Josiah A. Stackpole, soap 

E. Cogswell & Son, dry goods and groceries 

Asa Lord, dry goods and groceries 

Watts & Blake, " 

J. F. Clothey & Co., dry goods 



Benjamin Newman, paint 

C. P. Preston, potatoes 

Wm, G. Brown, ice 

C. P. Preston, mowing machine 

R. T. Dodge, coal 

J. Martin, two pairs oxen 

F. Mitchell, harness 



E. P. Davenport, painting and glazing 
Mark Newman, ware and repairs . 



111.84 

123.43 

85.14 

52.70 

16.87 

3.40 

187.93 

231.16 

59.71 

8.47 

2.83 

7.18 

15.00 

109.00 

132.03 

377.00 

15.00 

36.37 
24.03 



$989.50 



880.65 



658.04 



14 



Paid Foster Russell, repairs on building 
John Hodgkins, 
Geo. Russell, 
J. H. Cogswell, lumber 
D. L. Hodgkins, lime . 

Melzard Poor, blacksmithing 
W. & B. H. Smith " 
C. H. Chapman, 



a 



Isaac Flitner, medical attendance 
Andrew Geyer, medicine 

W. H. Tozer, shoes 

Geo. W. Ellis, shoes, 1868-69 

N. R. Wait, " 



Bills paid by superintendent . 
Balance, being income beyond expense 



$9.40 

1.90 

24.00 

19.36 

3.30 



— $ 118.36 



1.25 
13.05 

56.85 

30.00 
7.50 

14.50 
11,75 

8.60 



71.15 



37.50 



34.85 

$ 2,790.05 
437.81 
240.59 

$3,468.45 



CR. 



By Sales from Farm, 
English hay 
Salt hay and thatch 
Potatoes 
Calves 
Pigs 
Sheep 
Poultry 
Eggs 
Butter 
Pork 

Milk 

Hides 

Mulch 

Cabbages 



1,371.12 
175.10 
12.75 
134.76 
140.00 
40.00 
19.87 
49.40 
115.10 
49.14 
4.82 
19.17 
8.00 
2.28 



15 



Barley ..... 
Cow ..... 
Oxen ..... 








$17.20 

40.00 
785.00 


Mowing machine 








30.00 


Pop corn . ... 
Salt Grass 








14.36 

9.00 


Pasturing .... 








40.00 


Teaming 12 cords of wood 








24.00 


" wood for J. Ross 








16.75 


Hamilton, board of M. Patch 








156.00 


Board of 78 poor travellers 








58.50 


Increase of personal property 








136.13 




§3,468.45 



The number of Paupers at the Almshouse is eighteen ; the 
average number for the past year was eighteen. 

The average cost of supporting them, by the usual method of 
computation, is sixty-four cents per week. 



Expenses and Income for the Year 1869. 



EXPENSES. 

Amount paid for Current Expenses . 
Fire Department 
Fees and Salaries 
Highways and Bridges 
Poor . . . 

Interest .... 
Abatements to J. W. "Watts 
Abatements to J. Spiller . 
Discount 
" Schools .... 
paid to State, one-half commissions on sale 
of liquor. 1868 and 1869 
Amount paid to credit on the school property 
Balance, being income beyond expenses 



u 

a 
a 
u 
a 
a 
u 
a 



S 764.49 
1,360.52 
1,141.12 
1.204.62 
1.492.73 
2.055.00 

360.56 
69.20 

570.69 
4,786.66 

30.23 
6.241.84 
4.643.57 



S 24.721.23 



16 



INCOME. 

Amount raised for Current Expenses 
of income of Town House . 
" Town Scales . 

" Turkey-shore Pasture 

of licenses of dogs .... 
received of County Treasurer, for licenses of 

dogs ...... 

of commissions on sale of liquor . 

of State Corporation tax 

of un worked Highway tax of 1868 

of Non-resident Highway taxes of 1869 

of balances of the North and Middle District 

School tax of 1868 . 
of cash from South District . 
of cash paid in by J. Spiller, Collector 
of licenses of Concerts 
assessed for the school property 
of income of Farm .... 



$16,348.19 
100.50 
147.74 

8.75 
77.00 

129.13 
22.59 
596.03 
189.48 
150.47 

175.34 

163.08 

22.21 

18.00 

6,332.13 

240.59 



$24,721.23 



Joseph Spiller, Collector. 

DR. 

To Uncollected Taxes, 1868 .... 

CR. 

By Cash paid to J. W. Watts, Treasurer . $ 22.21 
Abatements ...... 69.20 



$91.41 



91.41 



James W. Watts, Treasurer and Collector. 

DR. 

To Cash on hand $3,001.09 

Uncollected Taxes 

State Tax committed to him 

County Tax " " 



Town Tax 



309.53 
4,175.00 
1,753.30 
15,400.00 



17 



To Additions and overlayings . 

Un worked Highway Taxes of 1868 
Highway Taxes of Non-Residents 
Special School Tax 
Discount on County Tax 
Commonwealth School Fund 

" Corporation Tax 

" Reimbursement of State Aid 

Income of Town House 
" " Scales 

Rent of Turkey-shore Pasture 
Dog Licenses .... 
County Treasurer for Dog Licenses 
Cash from sales from Farm 
Money hired on Town Notes 
Cash from Newburyport, poor account 

Salem, " " 

Rockport, " " 

Hamilton, farm account 

J. B. Eagan, commis. on sale of liquor 

A. Geyer, 

M. D. Smith, 

Joseph Spiller, Collector, Taxes for '68 

Ira Worcester, farm account 

Sanford PeOtfield, for land . 

Concert Licenses 

Sale of Ladder Box . 

Middle District School Tax for 1868 

North " '-' " 

South " " 

S. Dane, farm account 

J. T. Shurburne, highway account 



u 
u 

u 






u 
a 
u 
a 
a 



$948.19 

189.48 

150.47 

6,332.13 

17.53 

199.20 

596.03 

3,846.67 

100.50 

147.74 

8.75 

77.00 

129.13 

2,655.15 

3,200.00 

72.55 

15.50 

108.62 

192.00 

14.64 

4.95 

3.00 

22.21 

27.75 

25.00 

18.00 

3.00 

103.97 

71.37 

163.08 

16.00 

6.00 

$44,104.53 



3 



18 



James W. Watts, Treasurer and Collector. 

CR. 

By orders drawn by the Selectmen . . . . $ 13,788.57 

" « " State Aid . . 3,885.25 

Abatements ....... 360.56 

Discount on Taxes . . . . . . 570.69 

Principal paid on Town Notes .... 6,925.00 

Interest 2,055.00 

State Tax 4,175.00 

County Tax ....... 1,753.30 

Credit on special School Tax .... 6,241.84 

Abatements made on the North & Middle School 

Tax - 7.56 

J commissions on sales of Liquor in 1868 and 

1869, paid to State 30.23 

Uncollected Taxes ...... 158.93 

Cash on hand 4,152.60 



$44,104.53 



Town of Ipswich 9 in balance of all accounts. 

DR. 

To Notes payable $ 26,995.00 

Schools, undrawn balances ..... 1,383.91 
Interest due and not paid ..... 134.00 

Balance in favor of Town ..... 14,025.17 



$42,538.08 



CR. 

By Cash balance in hands of the Treasurer . . $4,152.60 

Uncollected Taxes 158.93 

Amount due from State. State Aid and pauper acc't 4,448.75 

" " Westford . . . 47.45 

Haverhill . . . 45.00 

" " Episcopal Society . . 31.00 



By Amount due from 

Farm .... 

Personal property at Farm . 

Engines, apparatus, and houses 

Town House and safes 

Furniture and scales . 

Woodland at Linebrook 

" Common fields 

Turkey-shore pasture . 

Gravelpit and powder house 
" Scott's Lane 

" Grammar schoolhouse 

" Ira Carlisle 

" Hayfields' Bridge 

" S. Goodwin's 

" Candle wood 

Hay scales . 

Pounds 

Middle school house 

North 

South 

West 

South West 

South Eight 

North North 

Argilla 

J. H. Lord's note 



19 



Edward Saunders 



$4.75 
16,000.00 
4,648.60 
3,000.00 
2,350.00 
100.00 
100.00 
65.00 
100.00 
100.00 
100.00 
100.00 
150.00 
25.00 
125.00 
50.00 
800.00 
100.00 
1,900.00 
1,200.00 
1,740.00 
165.00 
150.00 
140.00 
250.00 
175.00 
16.00 

$42,538.08 



Amount of the Town's indebtedness March 1, 1865. 
" " " March 1, 1870, 



54,720.00 
26,995.00 



Amount of debt paid 



$27,725.00 



20 



JPoliee Report. 

Number of persons committed to the Lock-up for 

drunkenness ....... " 

Number of persons arrested for violation of Sunday 

Law 6 

Arrested for petit larceny ...... 3 

Total ... 18 



Number of hours Force on duty . . . . 3 13 J 

Whole number of Police Force .... 7 

Amount paid % 78.37 

T. B. ROSS, 
Ipswich, March 1st, 1870. Chief of Police. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RICHARD T. DODGE, \ Selectmen 



RICHARD T. DODGE, \ Selectmen 
THOMAS H. LORD, \ of 
AARON F. BROWN, j Ipswich. 



Ipswich, March 1st, 1870. 



21 



Inventory of Property at the Farm 



PRODUCE, &c. 



1869. 



1870. 











r 
No. 


Value. 


No. 


Value. 


r 

Increase. 


Decrease. 


Corn, bushels, . . . . 


190 $190.00 


175 $175.00 




$ 15.00 


Barley, " 








25 


37.50 


70 


77.00 


$39.50 




Beans, " 








12 


24.00 


14 


28.00 


4.00 




Potatoes, " 








150 


100.00 


300 


150.00 


50.00 




Eoots, " 








18 


18.00 


40 


40.00 


22.00 




Beef, barrels, 








Ik 


25.50 


1 


17.00 




8.50 


Pork, " 








n 


45.00 


2h 


50.00 


5.00 




Cider, " 








4 


20.00 


2 


10.00 




10.00 


Apples, " 








4 


12.00 








12.00 


Soap, " 








2h 


14.37 


4 


16.00 


1.63 




Hams, lbs. 








200 


28.00 


200 


28.00 






Beef, fresh, lbs 








60 


7.20 


40 


4.80 




2.40 


Lard, " 






70 


10.50 


90 


13.50 


3.00 




Tallow, " 






75 


10.50 


50 


7.00 




3.50 


Butter, " 






66 


28.40 


80 


32.00 


3.60 




Dried Apples," 










22 


3.30 


3.30 




English Hay, tons, 




. 20 


400.00 


19 


380.00 




20.00 


" " market^ tons 


> 




2 


52.00 


52.00 




Salt Hay & Black Grass 


> 














. 22 


264.00 


30 


360.00 


96.00 




Salt Hay, market, tons, 






7 


98.00 


98.00 




Corn Fodder, tons, 


1 


8.00 


2 


16.00 


8.00 




Thatch, " 




9 


63.00 


12 


84.00 


21.00 




Straw, " 




. 1* 


12.00 


2k 


20.00 


8.00 




Wool, lbs. . . . 








60 


15.00 


15.00 
















» 


2.00 


2.00 





$1,317.97 $1,678.60 $432.03 $71.40 



22 



Inventory of Property at the Farm. 



STOCK, &>c. 

1869. 1870. 

, * > , K » I A > 

No. Value. No. Value. Increase. Decrease. 

Oxen, 6 $600.00 4 $400.00 $200.00 

Cows, 14 560.00 14 560.00 

Steers, •• . 2 75.00 2 100.00 $25.00 

Yearlings, 4 80.00 80.00 

Bull, 1 40.00 2 70.00 30.00 

Horses, 2 250.00 2 250.00 

Sheep, 14 98.00 11 77.00 - 21.00 

Shoats, 5 150.00 5 150.00 

Eat Hogs, 2 90.00 1 45.00 45.00 

F Qw ls 5 . . . 35 17.50 40 20.00 2.50 

Turkeys, 2 4.00 4 8.00 4.00 

Horse Wagon, .... 1 35.00 1 35.00 

Sleigh, 1 20.00 1 20.00 

Chaise, 1 25.00 1 25.00 

Ox Wagon, 2 170.00 2 170.00 

Ox Cart, 2 100.00 2 100.00 

Mowing Machine and Har- 
ness, 1 40.00 1 124.00 84.00 

Ploughs, 6 65.00 6 65.00 

Cultivator, 1 5.00 1 5.00 

Harrow, 1 7.00 1 7.00 

Winnow Mill, 1 8.00 1 8.00 

Ox Sled, 1 15.00 1 15.00 

Wood, cords, 20 140.00 20 140.00 

Coal, tons, 8 64.00 5 40.00 24.00 

Groceries, 35.00 35.00 

Furniture and Bedding, . 231.00 231.00 

Stoves, 6 80.00 6 80.00 

Sewing Machine, ... 1. 40.00 1 40.00 

Tools, &c 150.00 150.00 

$3,194.50 $2,970.00 $145.50 $370.00 

Produce, &c. 1,317.97 1,678.60 432.03 71.40 



$4,512.47 $4,648.60 $577.53 $441.40 

4,512.47 441.40 



$136.13 $136.13 



23 



To either of the Constables of the Town of Ipswich. 

GREETING : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby 
required to notify and warn the Legal Voters of said Town to meet at the 
Town House, on Monday, the seventh day of March current, at 9 o'clock, 
A.M., for the following purposes, viz : 

• 

Art. 1. To choose a Moderator. 

Art. 2. To choose all necessary Town Officers, and grant such pay 
for their services, as the Town may think proper. 

Art. 3. To hear and act on the Reports of Committees. 

Art. 4. To raise money for the support of the High and Common 
Schools. 

Art. 5. To raise money to repair the Highways, and determine the 
manner of apportioning the same. 

Art. 6. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to defray 
all Town charges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 7. To see what compensation shall be allowed the Enginemen 
the ensuing year. 

Art. 8. To see what Discount, if any, shall be allowed to those 
persons who pay their Taxes before the prescribed time of payment. 

Art. 9. To see if the Town will authorize the Treasurer to hire 
money in anticipation of Taxes. 

Art. 10. To see if the Town will authorize the Treasurer to renew 
Notes that are now due. 

Art. 11. To see if the Town will accept the List of Jurors as prepared 
and posted up by the Selectmen. 

Art. 12. To see if the Town will grant the Fruit Growers' Associa- 
tion the use of the Town House to hold their meetings in free. 

Art. 13. To see if the Town will grant to the Town Temperance 
Society the use of the Town House to hold their meetings in free. 

Art. 14. To see if the Town will repeal Section 1st of Chapter 4th of 
the By-Laws of this Town. 

And you are to serve this Warrant by posting up attested copies of the 
same at each of the Meeting Houses, Damon's Hall, Town Hall, and at 
the School House in the North North School District, in said Town, three 
days at least before the time of said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your doings 
thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this first day of March, A. D. 1870. 

RICHARD T. DODGE, ) Selectmen 
THOMAS H. LORD, \ of 
AARON F. BROWN, ) Ipswich. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Receipts, Expenditures, &c. 



S * OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



FOR THE TEAE ENDHSTG 



UUCAJROTa: 1ST, 18-71. 



* 



IPSWICH : 
PRINTED BY EDWARD B. PUTNAM, MARKET STREET. 

1871. 



ESSEX S. S. To either of the Constables of the Tovva of Ipswich, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are herehy re- 
quired to notify and warn the legal voters of said town to meet at the Town 
House on Monday, the thirteenth day of March current, at nine o'clock, A. M., 
for the following' purposes, viz: 

Art. 1. To choose a Moderator. 

Art. 2. Te choose all necessary Town Officers, and grant them such pay 
for their services as the town may think proper. 

Art. 3. To hear and act on the reports of Committees. 
- Art. 4. To raise money for the support of the High and Common Schools. 

Art. 5. To raise money to repair the Highways, and determine the manner 
of apportioning the same. 

- Art. 6. To raise such sums of money as may he he necessary to defray all' 

- town charges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 7. To see what compensation shall he allowed the enginemen the en- 
"£ suing year. 

« Art. 8. To see what discount, if any, shall be allowed to those persons who 
f pay their taxes before the prescribed time of payment. 

W Art. 9. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer to hire money in 
anticipation of taxes. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will authorize theTreasurer to renew notes that 
are now due. 

* Art. 11. To see if the town will accept the list of jurors as prepared and 
posted up by the Selectmen. 

Art. 12. "To see if the Town will direct the Collector to charge interest on 
all taxes not paid when due, and determine what rate shall be charged. 

Art. 13. To see what sum, if any, the town will raise to defray the ex- 
penses of decorating the soldiers' graves on Memorial Day. 

Art. 14. To see if the town will choose a committee to confer with the* 
Trustees of the Manning Fund in relation to building a School-house. 

Art. 15. To see if the town will hire such house of the Tustees for the use 
of the High School until the said Trustees are prepared to open their School. 
Jj^i Art. 16. To see if the Town will provide a new School-house for the South 
Eighth District and raise money for that purpose. 
Art. 17. To see if the town will build the highway from Market street to 
>- . the Boxford road as laid out by the County Commissioners, and raise money for 
that purpose. 

Art. 18. To see if the town will purchase a piano for the use of the Towu 
Hall. 

And you are hereby directed to serve this warrant by posting up attesteo 
copies of the same at each of the Meeting-houses, Damon Hall, Town Hall, 
and at the School-house in the North-North District, three days at least before 
the time of said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, with your doing* 
thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of said meeting. 
Given under our hands this third day of March, A. D. 1871. 

RHJHARD T. DODGE, ) Pelectmer* 
THOMAS H. LORD, of 

AARON F. BROWN, ) Ipswich. 



I 



/ 



*. 



+- 



REPORT. 



Schools. 

Paid I. Lefavour, teaching High School, $895 00 

T. B. Ross, teaching Central, CG4 50 

L. A. Perkins, teaching Central, 312 00 

L. A. Tyler, teaching Central, 240 00 

B. S. Pike, teaching North, 1G2 50 
H. S. Lord, teaching North, 176 25 
K. M. Kimball, teaching North, 243 75 
L. R. Worcester, teaching South, 512 50 
V. C. Hobbs, teaching South, 256 25 

C. W. Hodgkins, teaching West, 140 00 
L. B. Smith, teaching West, 66 00 
F. A. Ross, teaching West, 70 00 
Sarah Adams, teaching South West, 181 50 
M. B. Kinsman, teaching South Eight, 74 80 
Susie Archer, teaching South Eight, 102 00 
Lydia A. Dane, teaching Argilla, 78 0u 
Carrie Brown, teaching Argilla, 115 50 
Helen A. Yose, teaching North North, 157 43 
E. J. Pickard, teaching North North, 54 00 



(i. W. Dawson, making fires and care of house, $5 00 
George Richards, making fires and care of house, 8 00 
Jesse A. Brown, making fires and care of house, 3 00 
W. G. Claxton, making fires and care of house, 14 00 

C. W. Butler, making fires and care of house, 2 50 

D. Bradstreet, making fires and care of house, 3 50 
B. F. Nichols, making fires and care of house, 5 00 
Moses Ryan, making fires and care of house, 3 50 
Howard Kimball, making fires and care of house, 4 88 



William Goodhue, fuel, S26 25 

G. A. Brown, fuel, 11 25 

L. D, Pickard, fuel, 4 00 

N. B. Perkins, fuel, 6 00 

A. T. Potter, fuel, 13 00 

G. Preseott, fuel, 47 00 

Asa Lord, fuel, 16 92 

W. P. Ross, fuel, 3 82 

Moses Peabody, fuel, 6 00 

William G. Brown, fuel, 45 38 

R. T. Dodge, fuel, 62 92 



84,501 9S 



$49 OS 



8242 54 



Paid Lewis Wade, sawing wood, $3 50 

M. G. Lord, sawing wood, 8 92 

Levi Lord, sawing wood, 12 50 

Joseph A. Cross, sawing wood, 1 50 

Joseph L. Ross, chairs and desks, $156 00 

F. Willcomb, chairs and desks and brooms, etc., 23 23 
J. Q. Peabody, sundry bills paid by him, 3 75 

Mark Newman, repairs on stoves, 

Robert Stone, repairs, 

P. E. Clark, repairs, 

Eben Kimball, repairs, 

William Dawson, repairs, 

C. E. Smith, repairs, 

Foster Russell, repairs, 

I. K. Jewett, brooms, etc., 

E. Cogswell & Son, curtain fixtures, etc., 
J. H. Cogswell, lumber, South, 
Ezra W. Lord, labor, South, 
Nath. Hovey, labor and stock, 

John H. Cogswell, lumber for West, 
J. P. Saunders, labor on West, 

F. Willcomb, desks, etc., for West, 
E. R. Road, freight for West, 
Canney, Cressey & Co., labor on West, 
Joseph Torrey, painting for West, 
George Russell, labor on West, 
William F. Conant, labor on West, 

C. W. Conant, labor on West, 
W. P. Ross, teaming for West, 
Ipswich Express, teaming for West, 
Asa Lord, nails for West, 
Mark Newman, stove, etc., for West, 

D. V. Kimball, chair, 



$12 25 


39 00 


22 50 


19 75 


4 57 


1 25 


6 68 


S3 50 


8 79 


84 31 


20 22 


42 12 


$287 22 


11 50 


65 00 


2 00 


269 15 


65 00 


16 50 


11 36 


3 87 


22 00 


2 00 


18 73 


34 77 


1 33 



CURRENT EXPENSES. 

Paid C. A. Say ward, legal advice to Treasurer, $10 00 

A. A. Abbott, services on new road, 100 00 

G. Haskell, services on Smith, and other cases, 1 75 25 



$26 42 

8182 9a 



$106 00 



$158 M 



$810 5a 
$6078 77 



$285 25 



Paid G. Conant, damages and expenses, $1815 54 

R. T. Dodge, witness fee and other expenses 

in Conant case, 92 90 

W. G. Brown, carrying jury to view the road, 7 50 

A. Geyer, telegraph, 64 

T. H. Lord, expenses in Conant case, 3 40 

A. F. Brown, expenses in Conant case, 3 40 



Nathan Sawyer & Son, printing reports and 

tax bills, $79 00 
R. G. Dodge, distributing reports, 2 00 
R. T. Dodge, postage, stationery, & trav. expenses, 6 54 
R. T. Dodge, taking valuation, census of chil- 
dren, militia, dogs, perambulating town lines, 25 00 
T. H. Lord, taking valuation, census of chil- 
dren, militia, dogs, perambulating town lines, 25 00 
A. F. Brown, taking valuation, census of chil- 
dren, militia, dogs, perambulating town lines, 25 00 
A. F. Brown, horse and carriage, 24 00 
A. F. Brown, expenses to Groveland, 5 00 
C. A. Say ward, postage and travelling expenses, 12 33 
Nath. Rust, putting up alewives, 18 00 
Asa Lord, bread and cheese, 60 
William Chapman, boat and self to Plum Island, 2 00 



81,923 38 



W. T. Averill, ringing bell, 
Asher Blake, care of clock, 

Boynton's Express, 

Noyes & Willcomb's express, 

Thomas Jewett, care of buoys, 
William Dawson, paint for buoys, 

Webster Smith, repairs of hearse, 

C. W. Chapman, repairs of hearse, and bier 

E. Cogswell & Son, cemetery, 

G. Barker, for cemetery, 

I. K. Jewett, oil and stationery, 
Mark Newman, oil and stationery, 

Foster Russell, labor on Town House, 

E. W. Lord, labor on Town House, 

Jacob Low, painting, 

Alfred Norman, 

Curtis Damon, paint, 

I. K. Jewett, paint, 

J. H. Cogswell, lumber, 

Nath. Hovey, stock and labor, 

Mark Newman, tinning roof, 





8225 47 


$25 00 




20 00 






845 00 




$4 90 




9 95 






814 85 




$30 00 




3 60 






833 60 


$3 75 


, 4 00 




4 00 




3 00 






814 75 


$4 50 


14 39 






818 89 




$37 83 




7 96 




41 84 




70 50 




181 35 




16 49 




17 51 




7 50 




47 10 






ftdoft n« 



Paid Caleb Lord, wood, $9 00 

N. D. Dodge, wood, 10 00 

G. E. Lord, wood, 9 50 

J. W. Caldwell, wood, 22 50 

M. Peabody, wood, 3 00 

M. G. Lord, sawing wood, 7 81 

Harrison Smith, care of lock-up and board of 

prisoners, S31 00 

Harrison Smith, care of Town House, etc., 47 25 



Fire Department. 

Paid 5 engineers, $5 75 each, $28 75 

Warren Engine Co., No. 1, 50 men, $5 00 each, 250 00 
Barnicoat Engine Co., No 1, 50 men, $5 75 each, 287 50 
Hook and Ladder Co., 12 men, #5 25 each, 63 00 

Nathaniel L. Clark, care of Engine No. 1, S20 00 

Stephen H. Baker, care of Engine No. 2, §6 00 

Charles W. Blake, clerk of engineers, 5 00 



Frederic Mitchell, rent of land, $8 00 

Oliver Underbill, rent of land, 3 00 

John H. Blake, labor on engine, $7 50 

Charles W. Brown, repairs on engine. ' 2 50 

Thomas Wildes, repairs 50 

D. A. Hodjjkins, repairs on engine, 40 51 

Benjamin H. Smith, repairs on engine, 6 60 

Webster Smith, repairs on engine, 3 00 

Russell & Archer, repairs on engine, 2 7o 

Mark Newman, repairs on engine, and tacks, 1 3 i 

Russell & Archer, labor on platform, and nails, 
Samuel P. Rutherford, labor on engine house, 
Jacob Low, painting engine house, 

I. K. Jewett, axe, oil, etc., 
J. Stackpole & Son, oil, 
Asa Lord, oil, etc., 

J. Boyd & Son, hose, 
J. Boyd & Son, hose pipe, 
E. T." Kennedy, hose, 



ils, S3 05 

3, 2 00 

20 00 


810 35 
5 00 
3 92 


$39 00 
27 75 
36 00 



$61 8t 

$78 25 
83,128 33 



8660 25 
$11 00 



864 7s 

$25 05- 

819 27 

$102 75 



Paid George Barker, leather for engine, $2 50 

N. R. Wait, leather for engine, 2 50 

Andrew Geyer, alcohol and book, 4 85 

R. T. Dodge, fuel, 3 70 

Nath'l L. Clark, labor on engine, & cleaning hose, 15 00 

Ipswich Mills, cotton waste, 1 40 



Foes and Salaries. 

Paid John R. Baker, school committee, $36 00 

John Q. Peabody, school committee, 36 00 

Aaron Cogswell, school committee, 35 00 



iE. T. Dodge, assessor, selectman and overseer, $100 00 
T. H. Lord, assessor, selectman and overseer. 100 00 
A. F. Brown, assessor, selectman and overseer, 100 00 



Wesley K. Rell, salaiy as town clerk, $50 00 

Wesley K. Bell, return of births, marriages, 

deaths, etc., 37 85 



•James W. Watts, salary as Treasurer and Col- 
lector, 5 months, $125 00 

Charles A. Say ward, salary as Treasurer and 

Collector, 175 00 

James W. Watts, notifying town meetings 

George Brown, notifying town meetings and 
officers, 

E. G. Hull, notifying town meetings, and po- 
lice services, 

Webster Smith, notifying town meetings and 
police services, 

■Joseph Spiller, police services, 
T. B. Ross, police services, 
JEzra W. Lord, police services, 
Henry F. Russell, police services, 
George Brown, police services, 
T. C. Tilton, police services, 
Nath. C. Perkins, police services, 
N. A. Dickinson, police services, 
S. P. Rutherford, police services, 
Luther Lord, police services, 
A. P. Felton, police services, 



$5 00 


id 


8 00 


j- 

40 00 


1(1 

35 00 


$35 50 


6 50 


8 00 


9 50 


22 25 


7 00 


11 25 


7 50 


9 50 


11 25 


3 00 



$29 95 
$913 00 



#107 00 



$300 00 



$87 85 



$300 00 



$88 00- 



8 



Paid Nath'l Burnhain, police services, 
Daniel S. Russell, police services, 
Thomas L. Jewett, Jr., police services, 
James W. Bond, police services, 
Harrison Smith, police services, 

Daniel Clark, return of deaths, 
Win. T. Averill, return of deaths, 
Wm. Stephens, return of deaths, 
Y. G. Hurd, return of deaths, 
Wm. P. Perley, return of deaths. 



10 00 


7 50 


7 50 


8 00 


18 25 


S3 90 


2 10 


90 


40 


30 



Highways. 

Paid W. B. Russell, teaming stone, 
D. T. Perley, damage to plow, 

D. S. Appleton, labor on railing, 
Augustine Hodgkins, stone, 
James H. Wiley, labor on M. Lane, 
T. E. Condon, bread and cheese, 
Ephraim Fellows, labor on railing, 
J. Griffing, labor on bridges, 
Webster Smith, railing, 

S..P. Rutherford, labor on platform, 

Russell & Archer, snow plow, 

Asa Lord, bread and cheese, and nails. 

E. Cogswell & Son, nails, 
W. Wade, labor on railing, 
W. Seward, labor on bridges, 
Emerson Howe, 

John Patch, clearing snow, 
P. Riley, clearing snow, 
L. Murray, clearing snow, 

C. W. Wait, clearing snow, 

D. S. Russell, clearing snow, 
H. A. Lord, clearing snow, 
N. C. Perkins, clearing snow. 
A. Tenney, clearing snow, 

G. H. Tenney, clearing snow, 

G. Poole, clearing snow, 

R. L. Gove, clearing snow, 

J. T. Worcester, clearing snow, 

J. Scott, Jr., clearing snow, 

Webster Smith and others, clearing snow, 

J. P. Scanks, clearing snow, 

J. Scanks, clearing snow, 

W. P. Ross, clearing snow, 



S3 00 


2 50 


4 15 


10 00 


20 00 


1 88 


7 50 


19 50 


9 12 


2 00 


1 97 


7 74 


54 


G 00 


17 00 


4 11 


4 47 


6 12 


19 2G 


1 2G 


8 04 


9 30 


13 54 


5 04 


9 18 


16 02 


1 26 


4 95 


3 42 


81 11 


9 98 


7 20 


7 00 



SI 82 50 



§7 60 
81,072 95 



9 



Paid J. B. Tenney, clearing snow, 
J. Roberts, clearing snow, 
C. Croning, clearing snow, 
Albert Tenney, clearing snow, 
L. Aspell, clearing snow, 
J. Smith, Jr., clearing snow, 
A. F. Manning, clearing snow, 
A. Manning, clearing snow, 
J. Horton, clearing snow, 1869 and '70, 
G. A. Brown, clearing snow, 
W. T. Cross, clearing snow, 
J. Marshal, clearing snow, 
A. P. Stone, clearing snow, 

C. W. Conant, clearing snow, 
W. F. Conant, clearing snow, 

D. Conant, clearing snow, 
J. Spiller, clearing snow, 

C. C. Lavelette, clearing snow, 
M. Brown, Jr., clearing snow, 

D. G. Chapman, clearing snow, 
J. S. Potter, clearing snow, 
Asa Wade, clearing snow, 

A. B. Fellows, clearing snow, 
S. Conant, clearing snow, 
J. W. Lord, clearing snow, 
A. Low, clearing snow, 
T. Low, clearing snow, 
W. H. Kinsman, clearing snow, 
O. C. Smi'h, clearing snow, 
James Scott, clearing snow, 
D. W. App'eton, clearing snow, 
H. Searlcs. .-learing snow, 
V. C. Hob!», clearing snow, 
Perley Scott, clearing snow, 
J. H. Burnham, clearing snow, 

C. Smith, clearing snow, 

D. T. Perley, clearing snow, 

E. Falls, clearing snow, 

W. B. Kinsman, clearing snow, 

D. O. Collins, clearing snow, 
Joseph Kinsman, clearing snow, 
Ceorge Fellows, clearing snow, 

E. & M. Peabody, clearing snow, 
J. J. Gould, clearing snow, 

A. Story, clearing snow, 
H. Terhune, clearing snow, 
C. Batchelder, clearing snow, 
John Grant, labor on wall, 
W. P. Ross, teaming stone, 
I. K. Jewett, stones, 
J. Brockelbank, teaming, 
I. A. Rogers, teaming, 
H. S. Lord, gravel, 
C. Coburn, gravel, 



14 22 


16 23 


2 52 


4 14 


4 12 


1 26 


11 25 


14 24 


23 86 


13 88 


i 86 


23 16 


32 44 


4 20 


21 00 


3 42 


3 95 


1 26 


11 46 


11 63 


13 40 


7 09 


21 42 


4 11 


3 00 


5 70 


5 00 


12 44 


9 54 


6 00 


11 65 


4 80 


4 96 


2 00 


7 85 


13 74 


5 54 


5 40 


28 12 


3 50 


16 33 


9 04 


15 84 


.17 50 


9 88 


3 24 


10 00 


2 00 


10 00 


25 00 


3 50 


16 00 


23 30 


14 40 



10 



Paid M. Brown, labor on causeway. 
W. Smith, labor on drain, 
D. Kimball, labor on road, 
W. F. Conant, labor and material, 
M. Brown, Jr., labor, 
T. Roberts, labor, 
William Lord, labor on bridge, 
L. Lord, labor on bridge, 
J. H. Cogswell, lumber, 
D. L. Hodgkins, 



40 70 


20 00 


142 87 


14 75 


10 00 


18 33 


2 50 


2 50 


98 71 


26 44 



Poor. 

To amount of wood on hand, *144 00 

Paid Xewburyport, supplies to Wallace, Fuller & 
Pickard, 
Gloucester, supplies to Mrs. Lakeman, 
Salem, supplies to Barker & Durgin, 
Lynn, rent to Mrs. Knox, 

I. K. Jewett, partial supplies, 
F. WilLcomb, partial supplies, 
J. W. Watts, partial supplies, 
Asa Lord, partial supplies, 
E. Cogswell & Son, partial supplies, 
John M. Dunnels, partial supplies, 
A. S. Hills, partial supplies, 
Manning Dodge, meat, 
W. H. Tozer, shoes, 

C. R. Titcomb, meat, 

D. W. Applcton, supplies to Mrs. Collin-. 

Smith E. Hayes, rent, 

A. H. Bond, rent, 15 months, 

E. Bradley, rent, 
O. Underbill, rent, 
Mrs. John Hovey, rent. 
Stephen Coburn, rent, 
Manning Dodge, rent. 

State Reform School, board of Lindberg, $30 79 

Worcester Lunatic Hospital, board of M. 

Graves, J. L. Akerman, M. Lord, 334 4s 

State Nautical School, board of Sullivan and 

Lord. 21 13 



S186 50 


91 31 


116 00 


36 00 


813 00 


80 00 


4 00 


58 44 


2 00 


3 00 


17 00 


1 35 


5 00 


2 00 


71 GS 


$3 33 


45 00 


45 00 


30 00 


18 00 


12 0i» 


" 12 0<) 



SI, 352 41 



S144 00 



$429 81 



S287 47 



$165 33 



■S386 40 



11 

Taid J. B. Eagan, board of poor travellers, 10 00 

R. T. Dodge, aid to poor travellers, 4 40 

E. R. Road, tickets to poor travellers, 5 65 

R. T. Dodge, coal, 

VV. G. Brown, coal, 

Estate of Joseph Conant, wood, 

William Kimball, wood, 

Asa T. Potter, wood, 

Nath'l Goodhue, measuring and piling wood, 

A. P. Ross, teaming wood, 

Charles Palmer, medical attendance, 
Isaac Flitner, medical attendance, 
Daniel Clarke, coffins and grave clothes, etc., 
W. T. Averill, attending funeral, 
John Patch, board and care of Taylor, 
Sarah Kennedy, nursing Mrs. Collins, 
Harrison Smith, expenses to Tewksbury, 
Joseph Spiller, expenses to Tewksbury, 
A. M. Rutherford, sawing wood, 

Farm, board of 113 poor travellers, 



CR. 

By amount paid by Aaron Lord, guardian of Mar- 
garet Lord, for board at Hospital, 5$ 7 7 70 
By amount paid by city of Newburyport, 101 42 
Ey amount paid by city of Salem, 24 81 
By amount paid by town of Rockport, 49 35 
By amount paid by town of Westford. 25 31 
By amount due from Haverhill, 45 00 
Hy amount due from Salem, 3 33 
By amount due from Groveland, 17 00 
By amount due from Gloucester, 7 47 
By amount due from State of Massachusetts, 108 83 
By amount of wood on hand, 135 00 



$17 60 


81 17 


24 40 


8 50 


24 50 


4 75 


19 28 


$44 00 


30 00 


61 00 


5 00 


20 00 


15 00 


10 00 


5 00 


66 


$84 75 



Farm. 

* "aid Benjamin D. Appleton, superintendent, 
Alvin T. Guilford, labor, 
Charles W. Spiller, labor, 
Charles Littlefield, labor, 
Nathan Jewett, self and boat, 



$500 00 


100 00 


110 00 


240 00 


16 50 



120 05 



$180 20 



$190 66 
$84 75 

$1,888 67 



$595 22 
$1,293 45 



$966 50 



12 



Paid I. K. Jewett, groceries and tools, 
Curtis Damon, groceries, 

E. Cogswell & Son, groceries, 
T. E. Condon, groceries, 

A. S. Hills, groceries, 

F. Willcomb, groceries, 
J. W. Watts, groceries, 
John M. Dunnels, groceries, 
Asa Lord, groceries, 

Clothey & Russell, dry goods, 
S. N. Baker, Jr., clothing, 

Eben Harris, cow, 
Phineas Dodge, oxen, 
Aaron Cogswell, calf, 
W. H. Kinsman, oxen, 
Lewis Choate, yearling, 
Stephen Jewett, pig, 
Ignatius Dodge, yearling, 

C. W. Chapman, blacksmithing, 
Webster Smith, blacksmithing, 

B. H. Smith, blacksmithing, 

K. T. Dodge, coal, 

I. H. Franklin, medical attend, and medicine 
Andrew Geyer, medicine, 
Daniel Clarke, coffins, etc., 

Mark Newman, tin ware and repairs, 
E. PloufF, tin ware, 
Andrew Geyer, keg, 

N. R. Wait, boots and shoes, 

W. H. Tozer, boots and shoes, 

G. W. Ellis, boots and shoes, 1870 and '71, 

J. H. Cogswell, lumber, 
Foster Russell, repairs, 

Amos Canney, sleigh, 
W. G. Brown, ice, 
William Willcomb, potatoes, 
I. Stackpole & Son, soap, 

Bills paid by superintendent, 

Balance, being income beyond expenses, 



$121 56 

189 74 
95 67 

132 86 
35 89 
54 45 
23 34 
45 54 

233 15 

$34 55 
34 25 

$50 00 

327 00 

12 69 

190 00 
15 00 
18 50 
20 00 



$34 85 

18 60 

19 55 


$154 53 


$33 00 

9 10 

40 50 


$26 82 
9 47 
1 00 


$7 00 

4 45 

28 86 


$37 06 
3 55 



$932 S& 
$6S«<§ 



$633 IS) 

$7$m 

$154 SS 



$37 5* 



$4$ $1 



$40 00 




7 00 




10 00 




1 75 






$58 Z& 

$55® m 






163 &9 




$3,802 32 






13 
CE. 

.]% sales from Farm, 

English Hay, $678 38 

Salt Hay and Thatch, 468 54 

Potatoes, 30 50 

Calves. 131 41 

Pigs, 129 51 

Lambs, 36 00 

Poultry, 19 98 

Eggs, " 56 31 

Butter, 198 87 

Pork, 22 95 

Milk, 6 91 

Hides, 14 91 

Muck, 37 00 

Cow, 56 50 

Oxen, 455 00 

Pop Corn, 5 80 

Pasturing, 16 00 

Teaming, 27 00 

Husks, 2 60 

Soap Grease, 3 69 

Wool, 31 80 

Horse, 100 00 

Board of M. Patch, of Hamilton, 156 00 
Board of 113 poor travellers, at 75 cents each, 84 75 

Increase of personal property, 1,031 90 



$3,802 31 



The number of poor at the Alms House is sixteen ; the average 
isessher for the year was seventeen. 

The average cost of supporting them by the usual method of com* 
^station, is seventy-seven cents per week. 



14 



Inventory of Property at the Farm. 



1870. 



1871. 





i 


r 

No. 


\ 

Value. 


t 
No. 


Value. 


r 

Increase. 


Decrease- 


Corn, 


bush. 


175 


175 00 


200 


200 


00 


25 


00 




Barley, 


u 


70 


77 00 


30 


30 


00 






47 GO 


Beans, 


« 


14 


28 00 


11 


22 


00 






6 00 


Potatoes. 


.. 


300 


150 00 


300 


150 


00 








Roots, 


u 


40 


40 00 


20 


20 


00 






20 W 


Beef, 


barrel. 


1 


17 00 


2 


34 


00 


17 


00 




Pork, 


(< 


2 J 


50 00 


3 


60 


00 


10 


00 




Cider, 


.i 


2 


10 00 


4 


20 


00 


10 


00 




Apples, 


" 






2* 


7 


50 


7 


50 




Soap, 


tv 


4 


16 00 


4 


16 


00 








Hams, 


pounds. 


200 


28 00 


175 


23 


50 






4 SG 


Beef, fresh. 


(t 


40 


4 80 


60 


7 


20 


2 


40 




Lard, 


Ci 


90 


13 50 


80 


12 


00 






1 50 


Tallow, 


11 


50 


7 00 


50 


7 


00 








Butter, 


•• 


80 


32 00 


117 


46 


80 


14 


80 




Dried Apples 


it 


22 


3 30 












3 3<J 


English Hay, 


tons. 


19 


380 00 


20 


400 


00 


20 


00 




" Market, " 


2 


52 00 


31 


930 


00 


878 


00 




Salt Hay & Black Gra; 


ss, 30 


3G0 00 


32 


384 


00 


24 


00 




« " " Market, 


7 


98 00 


3 


42 


00 






56 00 


Corn Fodder, 


tons. 


2 


16 00 


1 


8 


00 






8 00 


Thatch, 


fc. 


12 


84 00 


12 


84 


00 








Straw. 


l< 


2* 


20 00 


1 


8 


00 






12 00 


Wool, 




00 


15 00 












15 00 


Pickles, 




"8 


2 00 


% 


2 


00 










16 7S 60 


2514 


00 


§1008 70 Si 73 3$ 



15 



Inventory of Property at the Farm. 



STOCK, «&:e. 



No. 

Oxen, 4 

Cows, 14 

Steers, 2 
Yearlings, 

Bulls, 2 

Horses, 2 

Sheep, 1 1 

Shoats, 5 

Fat Hogs, 1 

Fowls, 40 

Turkeys, 4 

Horse Wagon, 1 

Sleigh, 1 

Chaise, 1 

Ox Wagon, 2 

Ox Carts, 2 
Mow'g Ma. & Harness, 1 

Ploughs, 6 

Cultivator, 1 

Harrow, 1 

Ox Sleds, 1 

Wood, cords, 20 

Coal, tons, 5 
Groceries, 

Furniture & Bedding, 

Stoves, 6 

Sewing Machine, 1 
Tools, &c. 
Winnow Mill, 



1870. 

Value. 
400 00 
560 00 

100 00 

70 00 

250 00 

77 00 

150 00 

45 00 

20 00 

8 00 

35 00 

20 00 

25 00 

170 00 

100 00 

124 00 

65 00 

5 00 

7 00 
15 00 

140 00 
40 00 
35 00 

231 00 
80 00 
40 00 

150 00 

8 00 

$2970 00 
1678 60 

4648 60 



1871. 



No. 
6 

14 
1 
4 
2 
1 

13 
5 
2 

53 

11 
1 
1 
1 

9 

2 
1 
6 
1 
1 
1 

20 
6 



Value. 

600 00 

560 00 

50 00 

80 00 

70 00 

150 00 

91 00 

150 00 

70 00 

26 50 

22 00 

35 00 

20 00 

25 00 

170 00 

100 00 

124 00 

65 00 



00 
00 
00 



5 

7 
15 

140 00 
48 00 
34 00 

231 00 
80 00 
40 00 

150 00 
8 00 



Increase. 
200 00 



80 00 



14 00 

25 00 

6 50 

14 00 



_A_. 



Decrease.. 



50 00 



100 00 



8 00 



I 00 



$3166 50 $347 50 $151 00 
2514 00 1008 70 173 30 



5680 50 
4648 60 



1356 20 
324 30 



324 30 



$1031 90 $1031 90 



$3,139 49 


913 


00 


1,072 


95 


1,294 


94 


1,126 


78 


228 


48 


602 


06 


6,078 


77 


1,564 


60 


3,903 


43 


$19,924 


50 



16 

EXPENSES AND INCOME FOR THE YEAR 1870. 

Expenses. 

Amount paid for current expenses, 

Amount paid for fire department, 

Amount paid for fees and salaries. 

Amount paid for highways and bridges, 

Amount paid for poor, 

Amount paid for abatements. 

Amount paid for discounts, 

Amount paid for schools, 

Amount paid for interest, 

Balance, being income beyond expenses, 



Income. 

Amount raised for current expenses, $16,478 91 

Amount of unworked highway taxes of 1869, 297 32 

Amount of non-residents' highway taxes of 1870, 163 07 

Amount of income of town house, 262 00 

Amount of income of town scales, 136 85 

Amount of income of Turkey Shore pasture, 6 00 

Amount corporation tax, 2,187 06 

Amount licenses of concerts, 7 00 

Amount income of farm, 163 64 

Amount received of county treasurer for dogs' licenses, 130 78 

Amount interest on deposits in banks, 91 87 

$19,924 50 



JAMES W. WATTS, LATE TREASURER AND COLLECTOR, 

To cash on hand March 1, 1870. 
uncollected taxes, 
cash from Haverhill, 
cash from Westford, 
cash, income of town house, 
State balance of corporation tax 1869, 
State, Poor account, 
money hired on town notes, 
sales from farm, 
concert license, 



$4,152 


60 


158 


93 


45 


00 


47 


45 


13 


00 


519 


30 


25 


17 


2,515 


00 


84 


39 


1 


00 


$7,561 


84 



By orders drawn by Selectmen, 

orders drawn by Selectmen, State Aid, 

principal paid on town notes, 

interest paid on town notes, 

abatements, 

J. H. Lord's note, 

cash paid over to C. A. Sayward, 



$5,056 


62 


1,559 


25 


75 


00 


692 


90 


24 


03 


16 


00 


138 


04 



.7,561 84 



CHARLES A. SAYWARD, TREASURER AND COLLECTOR, 



To cash from J. VV. Watts, 
State tax committed to him, 
county tax committed to him, 
town tax committed to him, 
overlayings, 

non-residents' highway tax, 
uncollected highway taxes of 1869, 
addition of taxes, 
discount on county tax, 
Commonwealth school fund, 
Commonwealth reimbursement State Aid, 
Commonwealth corporation tax, 
Commonwealth Poor account, 
income of town house, 
income of town scales, 
county treasurer for dog licenses, 
rent of Turkey Shore pasture, 
sales from farm, 
money hired on town notes, 
cash from Newburyport, Poor account, 
cash from Salem, 
cash from Rockport, 
cash from Westford, 
cash from Hamilton Farm account, 
cash from concert license, 
cash from interest on deposits, 
cash from Aaron Lord, 

cash from Essex A. Society, police services, 
cash from H. Terhune, Poor account, 
cash from Episcopal Society. 



$138 


04 


4,175 


00 


2,103 


90 


15,400 


00 


1,078 


91 


163 


07 


297 


32 


11 


16 


21 


.04 


260 


73 


3,700 


00 


2,187 


06 


27 


86 


249 


00 


136 


85 


130 


78 


6 


00 


1,849 


93 


400 


00 


101 


42 


24 


81 


49 


35 


25 


31 


156 


00 


6 


00 


91 


87 


77 


70 


42 


00 


21 


78 


31 


00 


$32,963 


89 



18 



Cv. 








By orders drawn by the Selectmen, 






$12,333 57 


orders drawn by the Selectmen, State Aid, 




1,965 00 


abatements, 






204 44 


discount on taxes, 






602 06 


principal paid on town notes, 






5,900 00 


interest, 






871 70 


State tax, 






4,175 00 


county tax, 






2,103 90 


uncollected taxes, 






142 97 


cash on hand March 1, 1871, 




. 


4,665 25 




$32,963 89 * 


TOWN OF IPSWICH IN BALANCE OF ALL ACCOUNTS, 


Dr. 








To notes payable, 




$23,935 00 




interest due ajid not paid, 




258 00 




\balanccfrr favor of the town, 




19,732 19 


$43,925 19 






Cr. 








By cash balance in the hands of treasurer, 


$4,665 25 




uncollected taxes, 




142 9& 
or . / 
4,383 25 




amount due from State, on State Aid and Po 




account, 






amount due from Haverhill, 




45 00 




" " Groveland, 




17 00 




" " Gloucester, 




7 47 




' " Ira Worcester, 




26 56 




" « N. C. Perkins, 




51 44 




" " E. Saunders, 




4 75 




farm, 




16,000 00 




personal property at the farm. 




5,680 50 




engines, apparatus, and houses, 




3,000 00 




town house and safes, 




2,350 00 




furniture and scales, 




100 00 




woodland at Linebrook, 




100 00 




woodland at Common fields, 




65 00 




Turkey Shore pasture, 




100 00 




gravel pit and powder house, 




100 00 




" " near grammar schoolhouse 




100 00 




" " " J. C. Carlisle's, 




150 00 




" " " Havfield bridge, 




25 00 




" " " S. Go-.dwin's, 




125 00 




" " " Candlewood, 




50 00 




hay scales, 




800 00 




pounds, 




100 00 




school houses, 




5,720 00 




J. H. Lord's note, 




16 00 


$43,925 19 






Respectfully submitted, 








RICHARD T. 


DODGE, ) 


Selectmen 


T. H. 


LORD, 


V 


of . 


A. F. 


BROWN, ) 


Ipswich. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Receipts,- Expenditures, &c, 



OF THE 



Town of Ipswich, 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING 



MARCH 1st, 1872. 



IPSWICH : 

* 

Printed at the "Ipswich Advance" Office. 

1872. 



HEPOET. 



SCHOOLS, 

Paid I. Lefavour, teaching High School, $870.00 
I. Lefavour, " " " 

balance of last year, 
J. M. Coyngrayhame, " Central 
Timothy B. Ross, " " 



L. A. Perkins, 
L. R. Worcester, 
V. C. Hobbs, 
L. A. Tyler, 
Susie Archer, 
Mary E. Smith, 
Hannah S. Lord, 
Kate M. Kimball, 
Sarah E. Lakeman, 
E. J. Pickard, 
Frank A. Ross, 
Sarah Adams, 
Helen A. Vose, 
Susan M. Kimball, 
Carrie Brown, 

Susie E. Tower, 



u 



South 



168.23 

800.00 

41.50 

471.00 

50.00 

298.75 

480.00 

" S. Eight & Central 259.50 

" South Eight, 204.00 

" North " 457.50 

" " 391.00 

" " 55.00 

North North, 303.00 



u 



u 



ct 



West, 



" South West, 
" Argilla, 



65.25 
205.00 
150.25 
228.00 
214.50 

55.00 



William P. Ross, fuel, 
Gardner A. Brown, " 



4.50 
18.00 



5767.48 



2. 



A. H. Wildes, 
Levi Lord, 
R. T. Dodge, 
Francis Tenney, 
George Prescott, 
William Lord, 
William G. Brown, 
Aaron Cogswell, 



6.00 
31.50 
61.06 

3.00 

28.00 

4.75 

76.20 

10.00 



W. G. Claxton, making tires and care of house, 

., , 5.50 



F. H. Cogswell, 
E. H. Reed, 
J. W.Kimball 
W. B. ; Spiller, 
W. B^Clark, 
Charles A. Brown, 
Frank S tackpole, 
D. W. Bradstreet, 
Arthur H. Brown, 



8.83 

-9.50.- 
5.50 
7;50 
10.00 
lO.Ou 
3.00 
3.00 



Moses G. Lord, sawing' and splitting wood, 6.00 

Lewis Wade, " " 4.00 

D. F. Dow, " " 1.66 

G. W Dawson, " " 3.68 

John Doniyan, " " 3.75 

Isaiah Rogers, ^ " 3.33 

Levi Lord, " '" 15.00 

Aaron D. Wells, kt " 1.87 



Geo. P. Smith, building School House, 763.75 
Alfred Norman, painting, 189.95 

William Baker, " 71.28 

Lb(m~E. Fowler, " 2.50 

Bragdon Tavner & Co., paint, 104.23 



243.01 



72.33 



39.29 



3. 



Curtis Damon, paint &c, 48.26 

Daniel Clarke, painting, 8.75 

Benjamin Newman, painting, repairs &c, 13.26 



Joseph L. Ross, school furniture, 90.00 
Canney Cressey &Co., labor and stock 

for West, . . . 81.82 

Mark Newman, stove and repairs 67.19 

Robert Stone, repairs on Central, 8.25 

Eben Kimball, repairs, 58.50 

Alexander McDole, " 25.00 

John Wade, " 6.40 

W. B. Spiller, " 1.70 

John W. Newman, " 3.70 

I. K. Jewett, brooms, screws &c, 1.57 
F. Willcomb, brooms, curtains, pails &c. 25.48 

John A. Newman, screws, nails &c. 10.20 

John Wells, sweeping, .75 

E. M. Dawson, " 2.00 

Henry D. Terhune," 8.00 

Mary Nugent, cleaning house, 1.00 

Asa Lord, labor, 10.50 

Moses Spiller, kw 20.25 

William Lord, " 12.50 

T. J. Roberts, masonry, 85.62 

Daniel Kimball, teaming, 10.00 

Ipswich Express, " 1.50 

Town of Topsfield, schooling children, 30.00 

Aaron D. Wells, putting in coal &c. 2,48 
Worthington Flanders & Co., advertising, 1.25 



1196.98 



4. 



John H. Cogswell, lumber, 47.47 

Asa Lord, brooms, nails &c. 2.89 

Hervey Whipple, land for Schoolhouse, oO.OO 
Eastern R. R. Co., freight, 2.91 

G. H. Baker, labor on outbuildings, 12.50 



00 



1.38 



Total 7870.4' 



CURRENT EXPENSES, 

Paid E. B. Putnam & Co., printing town 

and school reports, 120.00 

E. B. Putnam & Co., printing tax 

bills, certificates, &c, 29.00 

Moses Graves, distributing reports, 2.00 



Ives & Lincoln, legal services in Co- 

nant case, 125.00 

J. C, Perkins, " " 150.00 

C. A. Sayward, legal services on Mar- 
shall case and Mile Lane, 40.00 
C. A. Sayward, witness fees in 

Marshall case, 64.90 

Joseph Spiller, summoning witnesses &c, 7.96 
E. J. Sherman, cost of indictment, 

Patch's causeway, 35.30 

R. T. Dodge, copying valuation book 

and traveling expenses, 16.89 

A. F. Brown, copying valuation book 

and traveling expenses, 26.66 



151.00 



423.16 



5. 



T. H. Lord, copying valuation book 

and traveling expenses, 12.10 

0. A. Say ward, traveling expenses 

and postage, 20.00 



Post 100, G. A. R., expense of dec- 
orating Soldier's graves, 200.00 

(). H. P. & G. W. Trask, Soldiers' 

Monument, 2514.12 

E. R. Brown, design for Monument, 50.00 
F. Willcomb, traveling expenses 

for Monument, 85.28 
W. H. Tozer, traveling expenses 

for Monument, 9.50 

William Scott, labor on Monument, 5.u0 

F. A. Wait, " " 4.50 
William Lord, " " 8.74 
Asa Lord, " " 6.00 
William Chapman, u " 2.50 
Jacob P. Scanks, " " 6.00 
Luther Lord, " " 3.00 
Michael Reddy, " " 31.00 
L. R. Worcester, " " 30.00 
T. J. Roberts, " " 59.24 
James T. Smith, " " 2.75 
Wm. G. Brown, teaming for " 55. uO 
Parker Spinney, board of workmen, 9.00 

Salem Observer, printing school reports 

and tax bills 1870, 45.45 

A. Morrison, advertising, 2.00 

John S. E. Rogers, " 1.50 

Sylester Brown, gravel pit, 300.00 

G. T. Hill, posting cattle notices, 4.00 



75.65 



2831.63 



6. 



John A. Varrill, taking census of 

children, militia and dogs, 21.00 

Noyes & Willcomb, express &c, 17.90 

William T. Averill, ringing hell, 25.60 
Asher Blake, care of Town clock 

and repairs, 22. 50 

D. M. Tyler, repairing clock, 1.00 



John P. Clisby, painting hearse, 25.00 

Robert Stone, labor on Hay scales, 5.50 

Cornelius Cronan, " fct 2.00 

George Barker, " Lt .67 
John H. Cogswell, lumber for Hay 

scales and Town House, 15.08 

Daniel L. Hodgkins, lumber, 11.04 

Curtis Damon, nails for Hay scales, 1.26 

Webster Smith, bolts k * tk .50 

Aaron Cogswell, plan of road 12.00 
I. K. Jewett, oil, chimneys &c. 

for Town House, 5.04 
Mark Newman, oil, chimneys &c. 

for Town House, 28.88 

John A. Newman, locks, keys &c, 8.40 
Jacob P. Scanks, sawing wood for 

Town House, 16.52 

I. K. Jewett, hatchet &c, 2.18 

William Dawson, setting glass, 1.80 

Caleb Lord, wood for Town House, 4.00 

E.J. Grant, care of buoys, 25.96 

B. H. Smith, labor on buoys, 4.16 

M. R. Warren & Co., Record book, 9.50 

Wesley K. Bell, book and blanks, 8.75 

Andrew Geyer, telegraphing, 1.14 
Nathaniel C. Perkins, labor on 

cemetery fence 4.60 



891.40 



7. 



Asa Lord, nails &c, ■/ .80 

Elizabeth Clark, damage to horse, 50. 0v 
Harrison Smith, care of Town House, 

attendance on Selectmen etc., 32.00 
Harrison Smith, care of lockup, 

and board of prisonesrs, 2*5.50 



291.23 



Total 



4413.02 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Paid 5 Engineers, 26.25 

Warren Engine Company, No. 1, 225.00 
Barnicoat " " " 2, 212.5u 

Hook and Ladder " 84,00 

Charles W. Blake, Clerk of Engineers, 5.00 
Nathaniel L. Clark, care of Engine, 16.00 
George C. Lord, " " 8.00 

John Doyle, watching fire, . 1.25 

James P. Jewett, rent of land, 8.00 

Frederic Mitchell, " " 8.00 

Oliver Underhill, " " 3.00 

I. K. Jewett, oil, .50 

J. Stackpole & Son, oil, 2.50 

F. Willcomb, polish for Engine, 1.30 

John H Cogswell, lumber for reservoir, 9.90 
Charles H. Baker, oiling hose etc., 4.50 

Charles W. Brown, cleaning and 

oiling hose, 8.50 

James F. Butler, washing hose 2.50 

Moses Spiller, labor on Engine, 9.00 

Benjamin H. Smith, repairs on Engine, 1.50 
Ipswich Mills, repairs " 1.50 

George Barker, repairs of hose, buckets, 6.00 



8. 



John A. Newman, glass and putty, 
John M. Dunnels, brushes etc., 
Andrew Geyer, alchohol, 
Noyes & Willcomb, oil and expressing, 
John A. Newman, lock etc. 



.40 
3.35 
3.60 
9.25 

.90 



FEES AND SALARIES. 



662.20 



Paid Wesley K. Bell, School committee 2yrs., 52.75 



John R. Baker, " 
John Q. Peabody, " 
Aaron Cogswell, " 
F. Willcomb, 
W. H. Pierson, ." 
C. A. Say ward, " 



2 
1 
1 
1 
1 
2 



60.00 
27.00 
30.00 
20.00 
30.00 
59.65 



R. T. Dodge, Assessor, Selectman 

and Overseer, 
T. H. Lord, Assessor, Selectman 

and Overseer, 
A. F. Brown, Assessor, Selectman 

and Overseer, 



100.00 
100.00 
100.00 



- 279.40 



Wesley K. Bell, salary as Town clerk, 50.00 
Wesley K. Bell, return of marriages, 

births and deaths, 
C. A. Say ward, salary as Treasurer, 

and Collector, 
Luther W^ait, notifying Town officers, 
George Brown, notifying Town officers 

and meetings, 



34.20 

300.00 

8.00 

5.25 



300.00 



9. 



E. G. Hull, notifying Town officers 

and meetings, 10.25 

J. E. Milton, police services, 13.75 

Robert Stone. " 2.75 

Thomas L. Jewett, " 10.00 

H. F. Russell, " 9.50 

Isaac T. Harris, " 8.75 

Samuel P. Rutherford/ 4 12.00 

Thomas E. Tilton, « 4 . 7.50 

James S. Tyler, " 8.00 

N. A. Dickinson, " 8.75 

Luther Lord, " 10.00 

James Griffing, " 7.50 

Ezra W. Lord, "' 9.00 

Webster Smith, " 3.00 

Joseph Spiller, " 38.00 

Luther Wait, " 6.00 

Edward W. Choate, " 7.50 

James W. Bond, " 7,00 

N. C. Perkins, " 31.79 

E. G. Hull, •' 9.25 

Nathaniel Burnham, " 7.50 

Edward Brown, " 34.00 

Harrison Smith, " 15.00 



William T. Averill, 


return of deaths, 


1.00 


Y. G. Hurd, 


u 


u 


1.10 


Daniel Clark, 


U 


u 


3.50 


William Stevens, 


U 


u 


1.10 


William S. Perley, 


U 1 


(£ 


.10 



290.04 



6.80 



1260.44 



10. 



HIGHWAYS, 




Paid David Story, clearing snow 


11.64 


Frank Tibbets, 


u 


1.12 


Hardy M. Beck, 


u 


1.12 


W. P. Ross, 


tfc 


13.50 


Isaiah A. Rogers, 


u 


12.40 


Jacob Scanks, 


u 


10.25 


Isaac Kimball, 


u 


4.03 


Daniel 0. Collins, 


u 


8.65 


Ebenezer Lord, 


u 


2.05 


Nathaniel Harris, 


u 


6.40 


Hervey Whipple, 


u 


6.25 


William F. Conant, 


u 


4.75 


Daniel W, Kimball, 


u 


8.07 


Lawrence Aspell, 


u 


1.85 


John Grant, 


u 


5.75 


Jacob C. SafFord, 


u 


10.64 


Thomas Staniford, 


u 


5.00 


George H; Tenney, 


u 


3.05 


Alexander McDole, 


a 


.99 


Edward Brown, 


a 


7,64 


Asa P. Stone, 


u 


3.69 


A. B. Fellows, 


u 


11.03 


Aaron Kinsman, 


u 


9.87 


Manasseh Brown, Jr., 


U 


27.00 


Mark Foss, 


u ■ '7 


17.41 


John M. Dunnels 


u 


12.00 


John Brown, 


u 


17.80 


Daniel G. Chapman 


u 


5.26 


Henry Wilson, 


u 


20.00 


Joseph Horton, 


<f 


7.93 


W. B. Kinsman, 


u 


11.63 


Francis Smith, 


a 


2.35 


T. B.Ross, 


U 


9.38 



11. 



Nathaniel C. Perkins, 


clearing snow, 


27.71 


John W. Davis, 


U 


5.46 


G. T. Lord, 


u 


5.25 


Josiah Lord, 


it 


10.58 


William Kimball, 


ct 


4.00 


Jeremiah Ellsworth. 


U. 


2.40 


John Patch, 


u 


7.07 


William H. Kinsman, 


u 


6.86 


Thomas Low, 


a. 


5.28 


Andrew Low, 


u 


5.68 


John J. Gonld, 


u 


20.52 


Elisha Brown, 


fe( 


2.95 


William Lord, 


U 


2.50 


Daniel Kimball, 


U ■ 


11.00 


Joseph Kinsman, 


I. 


12.34 


J. H. Bnrnham, 


it • 


7.56 


Alvin Story, 


it 


10.65 


Jacob B. Tenney, 


u . 


3.56 


John Low, 


* • u 


14.61 


John A. Bumhatn, 


U 


7.24 


John B. Caverly, 


u 


9.37 


Asa P. Stone, 


Ci 


10.66 


Augustine Brown, 


u , 


9.62 


Thomas Brown, 


U 


2.53 


Everett K. Brown, 


u 


14.05 


Charles Smith, 


ti 


13.75 


Nathan Jewett, 


u 


10.50 


Francis P. Brown, 


on bridge 


4.00 


Robert Stone, labor 


20.25 


Josiah Lord, " 


w. 


34.00 


James Griffing, " 


.(. 


14.00 


Michael LafTy, 


It 


7.50 


Webster Smith ' " 


- ci 


3.45 


Perlev B. Lakeman, " 


u 


6.50 



528.20 



85.70 



12. 



Charles W. Chapman, grate, £.60 

Benjamin H. Smith, repairs on grate, 1.60 

Benjamin H. Smith, sharpening pick, .87 

Hannah S. Lord, gravel, 15.70 

James H. Wiley, " 3.06 

Aaron F. Brown, gravel and labor, 10.18 

John H. Cogswell, lumber, 43.88 

Darnel L. Hodgkins, " 19.88 

John H. Cogswell, lumber for bridge, 214.84 

Edward Brown, repairing guideboards, 10.55 

S. N. Baker, painting, 3.00 

Ephraim Fellows, labor on bridge, 8,25 

Melzerd Poor, grate etc., 4.45 

Asa Lord, nails etc., 4.29 



Frank H. Blaisdell, excavating 4594 yards 

of earth, at 35 cents per yard, 1607.90 
Frank H. Blaisdell, blasting 2215 yards 

ledge at $1.90 per yard, 4208.50 

Frank H. Blaisdell, building culverts, 

cess pool etc. 842.35 

Perkins & Russell, teaming stone 213.92 

George Poole, labor, 37.50 

Thomas Doyle, " 41.50 

Michael Reddy, " 72.62 

Frank Philbrooks, " 3.50 

Foote & Horton, advertising, 2,33 

Abraham Lummus, earth for new road, 30.00 
Asa Lord, " " 30,00 

Aaron Cogswell, surveying and 

setting stakes, 19.00 

Charles A. Putnam, surveying, 59.00 

Abraham Lummus, stone for bridge 5.00 



342.40 



8129.42 



13. 



POOR, 

To amount of wood on hand, 135.00 135.00 

Paid Gloucester, supplies to Mrs Lakeman, 

1870 and 1871 147.17 

Lynn, rent for Mrs. Knox, 72.00 

Boston, supplies to Ann Andrews, 17.00 
Salem, " Mrs. Barker and 

Durgin 146.75 
Newburyport, supplies to Fuller, 

Pickard and Wallace, 160.38 

543.30 



Henry Terhune, supplies, 


20.00 


I. K, Jewett, partial supplies to 




Mrs. Bridges, 


9.00 


Asa Lord, partial supplies, 


78.67 


F. Willcomb, " 


44.00 


A. S. Hills, 


52.93 


Joseph Fellows, rent, 


13.52 


L. E. Bradley, " 


45,00 


Manning Dodge, " 


8.00 


M. J. Caldwell, " 


20.00 


Estate of A. H. Bond, rent, 


36.00 


Elizabeth Hovey, " 


18.00 


Oliver Underhifl, " 


30.00 



Worcester Lunatic Hospital, board of 

M. Graves and Smith, 218.00 

State Nautical School, board of 

J. O. Sullivan, 4.50 

State Reform School, board of Lindberg 

and Lord, 34.93 



204.60 



170.52 



257 43 



14. 



Parker Spinney, Jr., board of -poor 

travellers, .1.1-00 

E. R. Road, tickets to poor travellers, 4.65 



Heirs 'pf Stephen Warner, wood, 94.50 

Elias Oonant, " 41.45 

Joseph N, Caldwell, " 36.12 

Joseph H. Lord, " 47.00 

Nathaniel Goodhue, piling and measuring 

wood and repairs on woodhouse, 6.50 

Aaron P. Ross, teaming wood, 13.91 

, R. T.Dodge, coal, 131.55 

William G. Brown, coal. 15.56 



15.65 



386.59 



Isaac Flitner, medical attendance, 3.10 

Charles Palmer, " •■" on ' : 

Mr. Fletcher. 
I. H. Franklin, medical attendance, 
Jane Smith, nursing and care of 

Mrs. Burns, 
William T. Averill, sexton, 
Daniel Clarke, coffins etc., 
E. B. Putnam & Co., printing. 
Noyes & Willcomb, expressing 
Thomas H. Lord, travelling expenses. 
Andrew Geyer, school books, 

• 
Farm, board of 101 " travellers, at .75, 

Total. 1969.99 

CR. 

By amount paid by City of Haverhill, 90.00 



• 6.50 




30.00 




170:00 




3.00 




22.50 




3.50 




2.40 




.70 




15.20 






Vhfi 90 


75.75 


t— >j \j . %j \j 



Salem, 8.31 



ir>. 

town of Gro viand, 95.00 

44 " Gloucester, 7.47 

Westford, 86.45 

>v - North Andover, 1(3.00 

due from City of Newburyport, 48. 8S 

town of Rockport, 42.00 

" State of Massachusetts, 170.00 

of wood on hand, 153.00 



656.08 
1.313.91 



FARM. 




Paid Benjamin D. Appelton, supt. 


500.00 


B. A. Johnson, labor, 


49.32 


William Lord, ik 


7.50 


Luther Lord, " 


7.50 


Alvin. T. Guilford " 


100.00 


C. T. Littlefield, " 


240.00 


Frank Bodwell, " 


72.00 


Nathan Jjewett, self and boat, 


14.00 


Curtis Damon, groceries, 


88.48 


I. K. Jewett, 


85.00 


Asa Lord, groceries & tools, 


173.43 


Frederic Willcomb, groceries, 


82.31 


E. Cogswell & Son, dry goods 




& groceries, 


138.67 


Thomas E. Condon, groceries, 


100.68 


A. S. Hills, 


90.84 


John M. Dunnels, " 


10.00 


George H. Dixon, " 


52.03 


Edward W. Choate, fish 


6.00 



990.32 



833.44 



S. N. Baker, Jr., clothing, , 29.75 



16. 



R. Jordan, clothing, 6.25 

W. S. Russell & Co, dry goods, 27.77 



- 63.77 



N. R. Wait, shoes, 13.25 

W. H. Tozer, " 10.25 

G. W. Ellis, " 17.33 



I. Flitner, medicine, 13.00 

C. Palmer, medical attendance, 30.00 

D. Clarke, coffin &c, • 13.50 



M. Newman, tin ware &c, 11.63 

E. Plouff & Son, stove and funnel, 37.83 



W. G. Brown, ice, 8.00 

A. Geyer, keg &c, 1.50 



Bills paid by superintendent, 469.21 

Decrease of personal property, 933.90 



40.83 



56..o0 



49.46 



D. L. Hodgkins, lumber, 1.05 1.05 

Webster Smith, blacksmithing, 6.35 

Benjamin H. Smith, " 11.56 

Charles W. Chapman, kt 47.00 

64.91 



R. T. Dodge, coal, 107.29 107.29 

Augustine Brown, horse, 1J5.00 

Frederic Mitchell, pig, 20.00 

Jacob Scanks, pigs, 12.00 

* 207.00 



9.50 



1.403.14 



3.827.21 



CR. 

By sales from Farm, 

English hay, 2.001.39 



17. 



Salt hay and thatch, 


478.85 


Potatoes, 


78.45 


Bailey, 


3.50 


Calves, 


140.31 


Lambs, 


44.00 


Poultry, 


48.02 


Eggs, 


64.83 


Butter, 


171.79 


Pork, 


117.25 


Milk, 


13.62 


Hides, 


18.04 


Mulch, 


20.00 


Salt Grass, 


9.00 


Cow, 


40.00 


Pasturing, 


41.75 


Teaming, 


6.00 


Soap Grease, 


4.50 


Straw, 


3,00 


Wool, 


22.50 


Sleigh, 


4.00 


Horse, 


125.00 


Boarding Cow, 


22.50. 


Rent of Bull, 


12.00 


Board of M. Patch, of Hamilton, 


214.00 


Board of 101 poor travellers, at 75 




cents each, 


75.75 


Difference in Cattle, 


19.00 


Three cords of wood for Town House, 


24.00 


Balance, being expense beyond income, 


4.19 



3.827.21 
The number of poor at the Alms House is sixteen; the 

average number for the year was seventeen. 

The average cost of supporting them, by the usual method 

of computation, is ninety-five and one-half cents per week. 



18. 



Inventory of Furniture and Bedding at t!ie 
Farm, March 1st, 1872. 

Bedsteads, - - " " . 

Strawbeds, - - " " 



H> 






Featherbeds, - 

Bolsters, - - ~ - 14 

Pillows, - - - ' -41 

Pairs Sheets, - - - -4b 

Pairs Pillow cases, - - - 40 

Spreads, - - - " ,..■ 

Quilts, - - - - " 18 

Counterpanes, - " 

Tables, - - - - " 18 

Chairs, - - - - " 34 

Bureaus, - ^ 

Desk, - - - " " 1 

Clock, - - - " " ; 1 

Tin milk pans, - - - - 81 

Earthen milk pans, - - - 11 

Tin milk pails, - b 

Stone jars, - ' 

Silver table spoons, - - L 

Silver tea spoons, - - - 8 

Plated tea spoons, - & 



19 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM. PRODUCE, &C 

1871. 



1872. 



Inc. Dec. 



Corn, bush. 

Barley, " 

Beans, " 

Potatoes, " 

Roots, " 

Beef, barrels. 

Pork, " 

Cider, « 

Apples, " 

Soap, " 

Hams, pounds. 

Beef, " 

Lard " 

Tallow, " 

Butter, " 

English Hay, .... tons. 

" " Market, . 
Salt Hay and Blackgrass, " 

" " Market, 
Corn Fodder, 
Thatch, . . . 
Straw, .... 
Rowan, .... 
Pickles, . . . 



No. Value. 

200 $200 00 

30 30 00 



' 11 

300 

20 

2 

3 

4 

4 
175 

60 

80 

50 
117 

20 

31 

32 

3 

1 

12 

1 



22 00 
150 00 

20 00 
34 00 
60 00 
20 00 
7 50 
16 00 

23 50 
7 20 

12 00 

7 00 
46 80 

400 00 

930 00 

384 00 

42 00 

8 00 
84 00 

8 00 

2 00 

$2,514 00 
3,166 50 

$5,680 50 
4,746 60 



No. Value. 

150 $150 00 

36 36 00 



10 
225 

50 
2 

2h 



4 

185 
40 
110 
75 
91 
15 

27 
2 
2 

12 

11 

1 



20 00 

150 00 

50 00 

34 00 

50 00 



16 00 
25 90 
4 80 
16 50 
10 50 
36 40 
375 00 

378 00 
24 00 
18 00 

108 00 

24 00 

20 00 

2 00 



6 00 



30 00 



2 40 

4 50 

3 50 



10 00 
24 00 
16 00 

20 00 



$50 00 



2 00 



10 00 

20 00 

7 50 



2 40 



10 40 

25 00 

930 00 

6 00 

IS 00 



$1,519 10 $116 40 $1,081 30 
3,197 50 326 00 295 00 



L,716 60 $442 40 $1,376 30 
412 40 



$933 90 



$933 20 



20 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM. STOCK. &C. 



Oxen. 

Cows, 

Steer, , . . 

Heifers, 

Yearlings, 

Bulls, 

Horse, 

Sheep, 

Shoats, 

Fat Hogs, 

Fowls, ......... 

Turkeys, 

Horse Wagon, 

Sleigh, 

Chaise, 

Ox Wagons, 

Ox Carts, 

Mowing Machine and Harness, 

Plows, 

Cultivator, 

Harrow, 

Ox Sleds, 

Wood, . . . cords, . . . 
Coal, .... tons, . . . 

Groceries, 

Furniture and Bedding, . . . 

Stoves, 

Sewing Machine, 

Winnow Mill, ...... 

Wheel Rake, 

Tools, &c, 





1871. 




1872. 


Inc. Dec. 


No. 


Value. 


No. 


, Value. 




6 


$600 00 


6 


$600 00 




14 


560 00 


12 


480 00 


$S0 00 


1 


50 00 






50 00 






4 


120 00 


120 00 


4 


SO 00 






SO 00 


2 


70 00 


2 


70 00 




1 


150 00 


1 


200 00 


50 00 


13 


91 00 


13 


91 00 




5 


150 00 


7 


150 00" 




2 


70 00 






70 00 


53 


26 50 


51 


25 50 


1 00 


11 


22 00 


4 


8 00 


14 00 


1 


35 00 


1 


35 00 




1 


20 00 


1 


40 00 


20 00 


1 


25 00 


1 


25 00 




2 


170 00 


2 


170 00 




2 


100 00 


2 


100 00 




1 


124 00 


1 


124 00 




6 


65 00 


6 


65 00 




1 


5 00 


1 


5 00 




1 


7 00 


1 


7 00 




1 


15 00 


1 


15 00 




20 


140 00 


30 


210 00 


70 00 


6 


4S 00 


6 


48 00 






31 00 




35 00 


1 00 




231 00 




231 00 






80 00 




110 00 


30 00 




40 00 




40 00 






8 00 




8 00 
35 00 


35 00 




150 00 


150 00 
$3,107 50 






$3,166 50 


$326 00 $295 00 



21 

EXPENSES AND INCOME FOR THE YEAR 1871. 

EXPENSES. 

Amount paid for current expenses, $4,413 02 

" " " Fire Department, 662 20 
" " " Fees and Salaries, 1,260 44 
" " " Highway and 

Bridges, 8,129 42 

Amount paid for Schools, . . . 7,870 47 

" " Poor, .... 1,569 74 

" " " Abatements, . 292 91 

" " " Discounts, • 644 24 

" . " " Interest on town 

notes, 1,697 17 

Amount paid for Expense of farm 4 19 

$26,543 80 

INCOME. 

Amount raised for current ex- 
penses, $18,099 99 

Amount of unworjked highway 

taxes of 1870, 325 38 

Amount of non-resident highway 

taxes of 1871, 164 82 ' 

Amount of income of town-house, 248 75 
" " " ' " town scales, 151 94 
44 " " " turkey shore 

pasture, 7 00 

Amount of corporation and bank 

tax, 3,207 28 

Amount of licenses to concerts, . 12 00 

" received of County treas- 
urer for dog licenses, . . . 181 85 
Amount of interest on deposits in 

banks, 

Amount of interest on taxes, . 
" " commonwealth school 

fund, 

Amount of discount on County 

tax, 

Balance being expense beyond in- 
come ....... 



85 


23 


30 


79 


214 


45 


21 


03 


3,793 


29 




$26,543 80 



22 






. i 



it 

a 









Charles A. Sayward, Treasurer 

Dr. 

To cash on hand, March 1st, 1871, 
44 uncollected taxes, . 
44 State tax committed to him, 
44 County tax 
44 Town " 

" overlayings, 

non-residents' highway tax, 
uncollected highway tax of 

1870, • • 

44 addition of taxes, 

" discount on county tax, 

44 commonwealth school fund, 

a " reimbursement 

State aid, 
commonwealth corporation tax 
44 bank tax, . 

44 income of Town House, . 
" income of town scales, 
44 rent of turkey shore pasture, 
44 cash for sales from farm, . 
money hired on town notes, 
cash from City of Salem, _ . 
a a 44 44 Haverhill, 
44 44 town of Groveland 
a a 44 44 Gloucester 
(< tt (t a Westforcl, 
it a 44 44 N. Andovei 
44 cash from town of Hamilton 
a tc concert licenses, 

interest on deposits 

44 44 taxes, 
Joseph H. Lord, 
Robert Stone, . 
44 State aid refunded on account 
of Littlefield children, 

Amount ca rried forward 



a 
a 
a 
a 

i i 
i i 

i i 



a 
a 



a 
a 

i i 
i i 



a 
a 

t i 
a 



and Collector. 




$4,665 25 




142 97 




4,175 00 




2,103 90 




16,856 16 




1,199 99 




. 164 82 




325 38 




43 84 




21 03 




214 45 




3,300 00 




2,489 67 




717 61 




248 75 




151 94 




7 00 




3,040 03 




8,345 00 




3 33 




90 00 




95 00 




7 47 




35 45 




16 00 




214 00 




12 00 




85 23 




30 79 




22 00 




2 00 




94 54 




$48,920 


60 







48,920 


60 


262 


50 






51 


44 






26 


56 






30 


00 






4 


25 






1 


50 






181 


85 










$49,478 70 



23 

Amount brought forward, 

To Eastern Railroad Co., damage, 

by fire to woodland, 
" cash from N. C. Perkins, . 
" " " Ira Worcester, . . 
" " " James Damon, Pow- 
der house, 

" cash from E. Saunders, 

" " for book, 

c« a a c ] g licenses, 

Ce. 

By orders drawn by the Selectmen, 26,497 11 
" orders drawn by the Selectmen, 

State aid, 2,553 60 

By abatements, 292 91 

" discount on taxes, .... 644 24 

" principal paid on town notes, 9,647 00 
" interest, " " " " 1,697 17 

" State tax, 4*,175 00 

" County tax, ...... 2,103 90 

" uncollected taxes, .... 148 11 

" Cash on hand, March 1st, 1872, 1,719 66 

$49, 478 70 

Town of Ipswich in Balance of all Accounts. 

Dr. 
To notes payable, .... $22,635 00 
" interest due and not paid, . 15 00 

" balance in favor of the town, 18,227 57 

$40,877 57 



24 



By 



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i i 
a 

i i 

i i 
i i 

a 
i i 
a 
i i 
i i 
a 
a 
a 



1 1 

a 

i i 
i t 
1 1 



Or. 
cash balance in the hands of 

treasurer, 

uncollected taxes, .... 
amount clue from State, on 

State aid aud poor account, 
amount due from city of 

Newbury port, .... 
amount clue from town of 

Kockport, . . • m • 
amount due from proprietors 

of Jeffries Neck, rent of bull, 

amount clue from farm, . . 

personal property at the 
farm, 

engines, apparatus and houses, 

Town house and safes, . . 

furniture and scales, . . . 

woodland at Linebrook, . . 

woodland at Common fields, 

Turkey shore pasture, . • 

gravel pit, 

«< tt near grammar 

school house, . • - # • 
oravel pit near J. C. Carlisle, 
Havfielcl Bridge 
W. J. TaiT, 
Cancllewoocl, 
Levi L. Howes, 



c . 



( t 



i i 



I i 



Hay Scales, . 
Pounds, 
School Houses, 



$1,719 Q6 
148 11 

3,820 37 

43 83 

42 00 

12 00 
16,000 00 

4,746 60 

3,000 00 

2,350 00 

100 00 

100 00 

65 00 

100 00 

80 00 

100 00 
150 00 

25 00 
125 00 

50 00 

300 00 

800 00 

100 00 

6,900 00 



Respectfully Submitted, 



$40,877 57 



THOMAS H. LORD, 
AARON F. BROWN, 



Selectmen 
Ipswich. 



ESSEX, ss. To either of the Constables of the 

Town of Ipswich, 

Greeting : 

Ix the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you 
are hereby required to notify and warn the legal voters of 
said Town, to meet at the Town House, on MONDAY, the 
Eighteenth day of March current, at nine o'clock, a.m., for the 
following purposes, viz : — 

Art. 1st. To choose a Moderator. 

Art. 2d. To choose all necessary Town Officers, and grant 
them such pa}- for their services as the Town may think proper. 

Art. 3d. To hear and act on the reports of Committees. 

Art. 4th. To raise money for the support of the High and 
Common Schools. 

Art. 5th. To raise money to repair the Highways, and de- 
termine the manner of apportioning the same. 

Art. 6th. To see if the Town will accept the Act to pro- 
vide for the election of Road Commissioners in Chapter 158, 
Acts of 1871. 

Art. 7th. To raise such sums of money as may be neces- 
sary to defray all Town charges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 8th. To see what compensation shall be allowed the 
Engine men the ensuing year. 

Art. 9th. To see what discount, if any, shall be allowed 
to those persons who pay their taxes before the prescribed 
time of payment. 

Art. 10th. To see if the Town will authorize the Treasurer 
to hire money in anticipation of taxes. 

Art. 11th. To see if the Town will authorize the Treasurer 
to renew notes that are now due. 

Art. 12th. To see if the Town will accept the list of jurors 
as prepared and posted up by the Selectmen. 

Art. 13th. To see what rate of interest the Collector shall 
charge on all taxes not paid when due. 

Art. 14th. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate 
money for the purpose of defraying the expenses incidental to 
decorating the Soldiers' Graves on Memorial Da}'. 

Art. 15th. To see what action the Town will take in regard 
to an appropriation for the purpose of erecting a fence around, 
and gilding the names upon, the Soldiers' Monument. 

(Continued on next page.) 



26 

Art. 16th. To see what action the Town will take in regard 
to building a High School House, and appropriating money for 
the same. 

Art. 17th. To see if the Town will authorize a settlement 
of their claim upon Daniel A. Hodgkins, for placing an incum- 
brance upon the highway, and authorize a suit against him, if 
it cannot be justly settled without one. 

Art. 18th. To see what action the Town will take in regard 
to lighting the streets in various places, and appropriating 
money for the same. 

Art. 19th. To see what action the Town will take in rela- 
tion to widening and straightening East Street from Hovey's 
Bridge to the house of Micajah Treadwell. 

Art. 20th. To see what action the Town will take in rela- 
tion to survejdng and grading Sawyer, Cogswell and Wain- 
wright Streets. 

Art. 21st. To see what action the Town will take in rela- 
tion to building Reservoirs, or any other way to provide water 
in case of fire, and appropriating money for the same. 

Art. 22d. To see what action the Town will take in relation 
to widening Cross Street from East Street to Green 8treet. 

Art. 23d. To see what action the Town will take in relation 
to building a Town House. 

And you are hereby directed to serve this warrant by posting 
up attested copies of the same at each of the meeting-houses, 
Town Hall, and at the School-house in the North District three 
days at least before the time of said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make clue return of this warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place 
of said meeting. 

Given under our hands, this Twelfth day of March, A, D. 
1872. 

THOMAS H. LORD, ) Sdectmen of Bswich 
AARON F. BROWN, ] ^ eitCZmen °J 4™iLicn. 



ANNUAL R E P () R T 



or THE 



rnmT7i~i~j 



or THE 



rry 



O 



r* 



5 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING 



MAKCH 1st. 1872. 



IPSWICH : 
EDWARD B . PUTNAM, PRINTER. 

1872. 



REPORT. 



The Committee an presenting their Annual Report, congrat- 
ulate the citizens upon the general good appearance of the 
schools. The examinations just closed, show no falling off in 
the scholarship, and with one or two exceptions the discipline 
and deportment in the school room has been all that could be 
reasonably desired. The corps of teachers in the employ of 
the town, are, as a body, faithful, intelligent, and devoted to 
their work. 

Rut our schools have not, as yet, reached the high water 
mark. In many respects there is room for improvement and 
advance. Your Committee., as a part of the duty imposed 
upon them, would with their Report, call your attention to 
.such suggestions, as are in their view, essential to the further 
progress and prosperity of the schools under their care. The 
first great need in a system of education, is a series of 

i 

GRADED SCHOOLS. 

Such a series now exists among us. We have a High school 
a Grammar school., two Intermediate and three Primary schools. 



4 

Besides these, there are five schools in the outer districts of the 
town, in each one of which studies are pursued, varying all 
the way from those taught in the classes of the Primary and' 
High schools. The distance of these schools from each other, 
and from the centre of the town, and the comparatively small 
number of pupils who attend them, prevent, of course, any 
such classification and arrangement, as characterizes the graded' 
schools. These are, and must continue to be, mixed schools. 
The best that can be done for them is to furnish pleasant and' 
comfortable school-houses, faithful and efficient teachers. 
From time to time they will send their most advanced pupils 
either to the Grammar or High schools.. The success of our 
school system will depend upon the rank and influence which 
these two schools — the Grammar and the High — hold in the 
series. If they are what they should be, their influence will 
be felt to the farthest extremity of the town. The High school, 
especially, will be the cynosure to which the eye of every child' 
in the village will turn. Statistics will show that the largest 
number of boys and girls in the large towns and cities, com- 
plete their education at the grammar schools. Only a. small 
proportion of pupils enter the High School, and a larger part 
of these fall off during the first or second year. The Gram- 
mar school, therefore, should take high rank, and be able to' 
give every scholar who enters it a. complete practical busi- 
education. It should have a course of study adapted es- 
pecially to those whose school days are to end with its instruc- 
tion. The diploma of the school should be ready at the close 
for the faithful student. Besides this course of study, there 
should be another and different standard for those who intend 
to pursue an advanced course in the High school. A good 
grammar school education, complete in itself, is much to be 
preferred to a smattering of new studies, begun but not fin- 
ished at the High school. The High school is, or should be, 
the college; of the community. It is designed for the more 
mature scholars, for those whose time and means allow of a 
more extended education. The standard of its studies should 



5 

•not be low. It is the Stepping-stone to the professional school, 
the university, and active business life. Our sons and daugh- 
ters-should not be obliged to go out of town to get an educa- 
tion at an academy, public or private school, which could be 
furnished at less cost at our own doors. Many scholars enter 
the High school too soon ; not a few of those in its lower clas- 
es would be greatly benefitted by remaining a year or two 
an the Grammar or {District schools. The High school would 
then not only have a more mature and better class of scholars, 
•but the Grammar school would be improved to the same ex- 
tent. Many of our boys and girls will not go beyond the 
•Grammar school. For their sakes this school should have a 
wider range of studies than at present. General History, the 
elements of the Useful Sciences, Book-Keeping, may well be 
introduced into the course. Unpractical studies should be ex- 
cluded, while the preference is given to those branches which 
are most useful and necessary in active life. By such a plan 
as this, the Grammar and High schools would be greatly im- 
proved, the grade of each advanced, and a better class of schol- 
ars found in them both. Your Committee hope to prepare and 
introduce during the coming year, a programme of studies for 
each grade of schools in the town. Especially do they hope 
to be able to inaugurate a definite and wider range of studies 
in the Grammar and High schools, enlarging and advancing 
the standard in each. Thus we should have w series of schools 
in which the student would pass rapidly and with ease, from 
step to step. Entering the Primary at five or six years of age, 
the child will finish his elementary studies in two or three 
years. The Intermediate school, in a course of two years, 
will give a thorough preparation for the Grammar. Three or 
four years more will furnish a good, practical, business educa- 
tion, or enable him to enter into the last class of the High 
school. Four years, or less, suffice to carry him, through this 
school, fitting him for college, or giving him such culture and 
training as will not cause him to be ashamed, into whatever 
business or social circle his lot may be cast. Tin; whole course 



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would require for its completion, from eight to thirteen years.. 
At its close, the pupil will have gratuitously received from the 
town, an education of more value than any inheritance, an edu- 
cation which many of our fathers and mothers would have giv- 
en all they now possess, to secure. 



THE HIGH SCHOOL. 

This school is fortunate in its teacher. For a low salary — 
which ought to be increased — we have an instructor whose ser- 
vices would be highly appreciated in any town or city of the 
Commonwealth. But the school is unfortunate in its building.. 
No one points to this with any pride ; many are ashamed of it. 
As you walk by with an intelligent stranger, and he unwitting- 
ly asks : " What house is that?" the voice sinks, and the coun- 
tenance falls as you reply : " That, sir, I am sorry to say, is 
our High School House." It is time, and high time, that the 
citizens should bestir themselves about this matter. If we 
are not to have money from abroad, let us at once begin to> 
put up a school house which shall be not only an honor to the 
the town, but a building which is imperatively called for, by 
every interest of education among us. The cultivation of the* 
taste is a part of every system of education. A beneficial in- 
fluence is exerted upon the mind by pleasant and attractive sur- 
roundings. Our boys would be more manly, our girls more 
womanly, if their studies were conducted in a school-house 
where no shock was given to their sense of what is beautiful 
and appropriate. Neither we nor they, can respect what is 
not respectable. Besides, this building, bleak in winter, hot 
and illy ventilated in summer, is imperiling the health of the 
children we love. 

The teacher of this school repeatedly calls for an assistant. 
At present, there is no room in the building suitable for the 
use of such an assistant. Perhaps, too, in a higher and in- 
creased range of studies, no more scholars would enter this 



school, than could be instructed with ease, and profit by one 
teacher. 

A philosophical apparatus, a set of instruments and mecha- 
nisms, for the illustration of the principles of natural science >. 
is much needed in this school. A small appropriation made 
every year for this purpose, would in time give us a very valu— 
able and useful collection. 

We ought to make more and more of our High school, 
With a new building, a higher standard of studies, and better 
arranged classes, it would be the pride and boast of the town.. 
Like the ocean, it would daily send over the whole community 
a strong, deep tide of influence — an influence that would be 
felt in every nook and corner of the town. 

There should be two complete courses of study in this, 
school : an English and a Classical course. The former shouldi 
take the graduated scholars of the Grammar school, and carry 
them forward in advanced English studies, to such an extent, 
that in general acquaintance with literature, science, and prac-, 
tical affairs, they should not fall behind the best scholars in 
any of our academies. It is wrong and foolish to suppose- 
that a bov or girl cannot be as well educated at home as 
abroad. An unnecessary expense, and a great risk to morali- 
ty and virtue is incurred, in sending the child aw«y from the 
family fireside, when it most needs the mother's care and the 
father's counsel. 

A Classical course is a necessity in this school. In a town 
of the size of Ipswich, two or three boys, at least, should en- 
ter college every year. Of distinguished scholars in the land,, 
who have died within the past ten months, two were natives of 
this town. Co<2;os W ell and Treadwell are memorial names 
here. What these men have been, others from anions us may 
be. Parents who have abundant means should encourage the 
aspirations of any of their boys who may incline towards the 
choice of a college career. The town, at some future day, 
may reap the benefits of such a choice. As a rule, it may be 
said, no scholar should enter the High school, who does not 



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intend to pursue an advanced English or Classical course. A 
thorough acquaintance with grammar and district school stud- 
ies, is far preferable to new studies, begun in the High school 
and never finished. Of course, to the rule named, there must 
be many exceptions ; but every scholar who begins a career of 
study in the High school, should look forward to a diploma at 
its close. 



THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 

The Committee have made a beginning here. They made 
choice of a teacher who possessed, in their view, the rare fac- 
ulty of helping the scholars to think for themselves. But to 
increase the usefulness of this school, to make it a place where 
every boy and girl in the town, can if he choose, complete his 
school education, or get the preparation needed for the High 
school, an assistant is needed. The number of scholars at 
present in the school is so large, that one teacher cannot faith- 
fully perform the duties which are required of him. We ask. 
therefore, for a special appropriation for an assistant teacher. 

Into this school, in obedience to a law of this State, which 
requires it to be taught in every town and city, we have intro- 
duced drawing. The result has been marked. The schol- 
ars who pursued this study exhibited an improvement in pen- 
manship which surprised the Committee. For this reason, if 
for no other, we should urge the continuance of this branch as 
essential. But whet we remember that drawing disciplines 
die eye and hand, develops the powers of observation, creates a 
pure taste, aid- the mechanic in getting out his plan, and the 
strtisl in sketching his picture, we are forced to consider this 
study a- important, as it is useful and entertaining. 

This school, as we have before suggested, should have two 
courses of study — one adapted t<> the needs of those whose 
sole opportunities for education, will end with its instruction, 
and another 1")- those who purpose to enter the High School. 



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\t is not the sole, nor the main work ot* the Grammar School 
to prepare students for an advanced English course. It 
should rather Beek to instruct our children in those branches 
which are necessary in the every day affairs of life, and which 
form the basis of all education. 

It is a mistaken idea to suppose that Arithmetic and Gram- 
mar alone should form the principal studies in this school. 
There should be a wider range. It is (mite as important that 
those whose schooling ends with this grade should he made 
familiar with Physiology, or the Laws of Health, Chemistry, 
and Philosophy, or the Laws of Nature — the world they live 
on, its history, its plants, its animals, its commerce, its pro- 
ductions — as it is that they should spend large portions of 
their time in working out hard problems in Arithmetic, or 
memorizing useless rules in Grammar. It is in the Gram- 
mar School that the great mass of the men and women in 
the land are to prepare themselves for the active duties and 
employments of life. The Grammar School, therefore, claims 
a large share of our attention. 

THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS. 

These two schools, the North and the South Intermediate. 
have, during the past year, been under the excellent care and 
faithful instruction of Misses Lord and Tyler. They hold an 
important place in our series. Upon the thoroughness of the 
studies here taught, upon the faithful drill in the elementary 
branches, upon the stimulus here imparted to the mental 
faculties, much of the future success of the student depends. 
The special province of these schools is to fit the boy or girl 
fur the Grammar course. The child whose education is su- 
perficially conducted at this stage, will feel the effects of such 
aeglect in the whole future of his school career. 

THE PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 

The town has been favored with the best of teachers in 



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these schools, in Misses Perkins, Archer, Hobbs, and Mrs.. 
Kimball. Miss Hobbs stood at her post till within a week of 
her death. Though disease had fastened its mortal grasp 
upon her, yet she bore up under it with that silent endurance 
and fortitude for which woman is so distinguished. The ex- 
amination showed the good result of her assiduous labor. 
Faithful and affectionate, her little scholars will long re- 
member the teacher "who died." 

It is perhaps a two common idea that "any one can teach a 
Primary School." But there is no school so difficult to teach- 
There is no grade of school which requires more patience, toil, 
originality of invention and practical wisdom. The mother at 
home sometimes wearies with the care of one or two of her- 
children. What patience and kindness, prudence and skill, 
must she exercise, who receives from many mothers, from forty 
to eighty little ones ! 

The mode and method of instruction in these schools, must 
be left to a large extent, to the discretion and good sense of the 
teacher. The best Primary school instructor, is the one most 
fertile in expedients for interesting and instructing her children. 
Singing, object-teaching, drawing upon the slate and black- 
board, general exercises which amuse, while they inform, — she 
who makes the most use of such expedients, will be most like- 
ly to succeed. The youngest children should not be too close- 
ly confined ; light calisthenic exercises, and frequent opportu- 
nities to run out into the open air, should partially relieve the 
smallest of them from what, under any circumstances, must 
I movc an irksome bondage. 

The High Street Primary School is too large. Eighty 
scholars arc too many for one teacher. One teacher can not 
do justice to eighty scholars. An assistant should be employed 
in tins school. At the present time however, there is no ante- 
room in the building, which Could he used for this purpose.. 
A Dew school house, of brick or wood, with ample accommoda- 
tion for all the schools in this section of the town, may prove 
:i necessity at no distant day. 



TI 

THK DISTRICT SCHOOLS. 

The live schools in Linebrook, Ipswich Village, Appletoft 
district, Candlewood and Argilla, have been kept during the 
past year by Misses Adams, Yose, Piekard, Kimball, Smith, 
Brown and Tower. These teachers have been Conscientious 
and dilligent, and the schools are now in good condition. 

GENERAL REMARKS. 

A tendency to depend two much upon the text book ha* 
shown itself in manv of our schools. This is an evil to be 
guarded against. The teacher should be the book. He or 
she should explain, illustrate, draw out the ideas of the schol- 
ar, help him to think himself, and express in his own lan- 
guage, that which he has learned. It is the province of the 
instructor, not only to listen to the pupil as he repeats the 
words of the book, but to see that the meaning of the words 
themselves, and the principle expressed by them, is made clea?- 
to his mind. We went into a school-room not long since, and! 
a class in Geography in answer to questions proposed by the 
teacher, readily repeated from memory, sentences which con- 
tained the words Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, but 
when the children were asked the meaning of these words * 
they were unable to tell. Now. if the teacher had but pointed 
to a farm, spoken of a schooner sailing into or from the har- 
bor, called attention to the cotton-mill by the stream, or the 
shoe-shop in the town, the pupil would have seen the meaning, 
and always remembered the definition of the lft)ok. Children 
are naturally inquisitive, eager to learn, anxious to see the 
reason of things. Every instructor should avail himself of 
this principle. The memory should not be burdened to the 
great grief of the child, but his thought and curiosity should 
be excited, for this is his chief delight. The duty of the 
teacher is not done when the lesson is recited, but when it i^ 
comprehended and understood. The drv page of the text- 



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book must be made interesting by the remarks and illustrations 
of the instructor. He must not only make use of a book, 
but exercise the teaching faculty, and ever be enthusiastic to 
seize upon every good and useful fact, or truth, and turn it to 
the profit of the school. 

One other thing is of great importance; in the school-room. 
It is the moral atmosphere. Our teachers should be patterns 
of propriety- In dress, habits, manner?, they should be 
models for their scholars. Kindness, gentleness, courtesy, 
these should be the law of the school room. Clood breeding 
should be taught there. All this is to be done in the main 
by the silent and unconscious influence which the teacher ex- 
erts. The character of the teacher stands like a painting 
before the eve and mind of the scholar, and manv a little 
hand and heart is continually transcribing its salient features 
and lineaments : and the defects and blemishes are copied 
alike with the virtues. The whole bearing of the teacher 
should indicate culture and refinement. 

In some of the schools the Committee noticed but a small 
degree of improvement in spelling. This is an important 
study. Good spelling is indeed no special honor, but it is 
n great discredit not to be able to write a word correctly. 
Nothing would be better for the schools in this respect than 
the old-time custom of "choosing sides." Let the teacher 
make an indiscriminate selection of words in common use 
and enlist the pride and competition of the scholars in this 
most desirable Attainment. 

The ( Committee were sorry to notice in one or two of the 
schools, a number of abscenecs made in anticipation of exami- 
lation day. This i< a great wrong, and parents should frown 
upon it. Nothing but sickness, or some unforsecn occurrence, 
Can be urged as a reasonable excuse for the abscence of the 
scholar at such :i time. 



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SCHOOLS, TEACHERS, SALARIES, &c. 



NAMES OF 


NAMES OF 




LENG1 H 01 


SCHOOLS. 


TEACHERS. 


SALARIES. 




TERMS. 


High School, 


Lssacbar Lefavour, 


$1200 00 per annum* 


10 


months. 


Grammar School, 


J. M. Coyngrayhame, 


800 00 " 


JO 


ti 


No. Intermediate, 


Hannah S. Lord, 


40 00 per month. 


10 


I l 


So. Intermediate, 


Lizzie A. Tyler, 


40 00 " 


JO 


I 1 


North Primary, 


Kate M. Kimball. 


.SO 00 " 


JO 


'- 


Central Primary, 


Lucy A. Perkins, 
Susie Archer, 


30 00 " 

20 00 " 


10 




South Primary, 


Vandelia C. Hobbs,* 
Carrie Brown, 


30 00 " 

22 00 " 


10 




Argilla, ;f 


Susie E. Tower, 
Mary E. Smith, 


22 00 " 
24 00 " 


9 


it. 


Candlewood Pr'ry, 


Susan E. Kimball, 


24 00 " 


<) 


1 1 


Appleton 


Emma J. Pickard, 


24 01) " 


!) 


U 


Iii. Village l ' 


Sarah Adams, 


24 00 li 


!) 




Linebrook " 


Helen A. Yose, 


30 00 l " 


!) 


" 




*Deceased. 





*$300 00 by Feoffees of Grammar ' ; School;" fcJKH) 00 by the town, less expense 
for fuel and building fires. 

The whole number of children in the town between the ages of 5 and J." 
year;:', .">47. 



REPAIRS, APPROPRIATIONS, &c 



The Committee have built and furnished a new and con- 
venient school house in the Candlcwood District, at a cost of 
$1024.47, the appropriation for that purpose being $1200.00. 

They have also painted the Primary and Intermediate 
School House on the South side, and with various repairs 
upon the other houses in the town, have made use of 
$553.53, of the $000.00 specially appropriated for this pur- 
pose. 

They have also expended for salaries and other current ex- 
penditures, $4783.99, the amount appropriated being $4900. 

The school houses in the Appleton and Argilla Districts 
are in great need of repair, and an appropriation is asked for 
this purpose. 

New furniture and flooring is also needed in the High St. 
Primary School House, and new desks in the Intermediate 



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school room in the same building, would add greatly to its ap- 
pearance. 

Amount of money raised for the High School $900 00 

Amount of money raised for other schools, 4000 00 

Special appropriation for repairs, 600 00 

Special appropriation for Candle wood School 1200 00 

Town's proportion of the income of the State Edu- 
cational Fund, 214 45 



Total for School purposes, $6914 45 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHX R. BAKER, ') 

WESLEY K. BELL, 

AAROtf COGSWELL, ' 1P 

WM. H. PIERSON, f Sch ° o1 Co " tee - 

CHAS. A. SAYWARD, 

PRED'K WILLCOMB, 



ANNUAL REPORT 



uK THE 



Receipts* Expenditures, fyc. 



OF THE 



l«wm of 




m 




mm 



M 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING 



March 1, 1873. 



IPSWICH: 
PRESS OF THE IPSWICH CHRONICLE. 

1X7:',. 



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REPORT 



SCHOOLS. 




Paid I. Lefavour, teaching 


; High School, 


$800.00 


C. H. Hammond, 


■t 


Grammar, 


800.00 


L. A. Perkins, 


t 


Centra] Primary, 


364.50 


Susie Archer, ' 


t 


it u 


841.25 


V. C. Hobbs, 


i 


South 


80.00 


Hattie E. Noyes, 


,4 


It it 


291.00 


L. A. Tyler, 


t 


So. Intermediate 


, 270.00 


R. A. Hovey, 


.1 


it t( 


125.00 


H. S. Lord,' 


( 


North 


265.00 


Kate M. Kimball, 


.6 


" Primary, 


180.50 


E. J. Pickard, 


.1 


No. No. " 


225.00 


L. A. Moore 


.1 


Linebrook" 


171.00 


Cyrus E. Foster, ' 


t 


U U 


92.75 


Susan M. Kimball 


>( 


Appleton " 


187.60 


Carrie E. Brown, ' 


t 


Argilla " 


186.00 


Mary E. Smith, " 


Candlewood, 
lei, 


281.00 
< 


William Goodhue, fi 


12.00 


G. A. Brown, 




15.00 


W. F. Conant, 




7.00 


W. G. Brown, 




208.87 


Emerson Howe, 




14.25 


N. H. Lavalette, 




10.25 


Gilbert Conant, 




19.25 


Moses Peabody, 




6.00 


Abbie T. Dodge, ; 


id 


m'x, fuel, 


15.45 



$4,520.60 



807.57 



id J. A. Jewett, fires and 


care 


of house, 


$6.00 




W. Horton, 


.. 




44 




4.00 




A. L. Lord, 


.» 




44 




5.00 




Ernest Reed, 


tb 




44 




31.00 




D. W. Brad street 


(6 

5 




44 




3.75 




Arthur Brown, 


tt 




44 




5.40 




George E. Smith. 


11 




44 




8.00 




Arthur Kimball, 


tc 




44 




5.00 




Geo. W. Dawson. 






44 




21.00 




S. Butterworth, 


41 




44 




11.65 




Fred. Kimball, 


11 




44 




15.00 




John T. Tyler, 


tfc 




44 




7.00 • 




Jesse Kimball, 


u 




44 




6.00 


$128.80 


Levi Lord, sawinj 


* and 


splitting ^ 


r ood, 


4.50 


Moses G. Lord, 


61 




(4 




1.67 




I. Rogers, 


• V 




44 




6.3S 




Lewis Wade, 


4k 




44 




4.50 




A. D. Wells, 


Ll>' 




•* 




8.50 


25.50 



Repairs, 



A K GILL A SCHOOL. 



Paid Luther Lord, labor, 
Edward Brown, labor, 
Joseph L. Ross, furniture, 
John FL Cogswell, lumber. 
T. J. Roberts, stone and labor. 
John W. Newman, painting, 



$7.50 

66.62 

133.65 

84. its 

1.76 

40.30 



John A. Newman, labor and materials, 21.4s 
E. < Son, hardware and paint, 9.68 

I ' U, window sashes, 5.62 

LVfanasseh Drown. Band, 3.00 

Willi;' r, 25.12 



561.71 



CENTRAL SCHOOL. 

Paid C. M. Abbott, labor, .$81.91 

John H. Cogswell, lumber, 87.21 

Edward Kimball, lumber, 92.29 
Calvin Batchelder, teaming furniture, 2.00 

E. Plouff & Son, wrench, .50 

Moses Spiller, repairs, 5.00 

John A. Newman, .40 



NORTH SCHOOL. 



Land, 3Ioving and (jiradin; 



$169.31 



Paid George Prescott, land, 

E. W. Choate, moving house, 



$750.00 

140.00 



Joseph Smith, Jr., labor grading, 


31.25 


Isaac Lord, 


U 


11.25 


John Holmes, 


a 


26.00 


George W. Richards, 


u 


27.75 


Luther Lord, 


u 


181.75 


Thomas T. Chapman, 


« 


91.25 


Andrew Russell, 


a 


20.00 


John Pingree, 


a 


44.50 


William Plummer, 


ti 


22.00 


George Barker, 


a 


22.00 


George M. Lord, 


a 


1.00 


John Doyle, 


It 


20.50 



Asa Lord, Jr., labor & team grading, 225.75 
George E. Lord, " " 21.00 

John Shatswell " " 5.00 



Chas. E. Brown, brick for underpining, 77.50 
Thomas J. Roberts, labor on " 53.31 



890.00 



499.25 



251.75 







Paid Frank Collins, labor on underpining, $38.62 
Thomas Burns, " " 5.00 

1174.48 

L. Holman, use of screws, 18.25 

Edmund Ready, taking down chimney, 4.00 
Webster Smith, iron work, 5.29 

27.54 



§1,842.97 



Repairs. 



Paid John H. Cogswell, lumber, lime and 

cement. $581.18 

Edward Kimball & Co., lumber. 804.18 

D. L. Hodgkins, ? 264.97 

E. Cogswell & Son, paint, oil and 
putty, 124.03 

Tyler Caldwell, sand, 7.27 

Fisher & Durrell, stairs and rail, 25,00 
Charles E. Brown, bricks for vault 

and chimney. 28.00 
John A. Newman, windows, doors. 

nails, etc. 100.05 



Robert Stone, carpenter work. 554.90 

Edward Brown " 18.12 

E. W. ( hoate, " 101.75 

Eewis Choate, " ( .»2.64 

Thomas 1). Gould, " 14.00 

George P. Smith, building fence, 111.11 

Webster Smith, iron work, 5.00 

William Wade, making sash. 1.50 

S. P. C&nney & Co., turning posts, 26.36 



Nathaniel Hovey, mason work, 4E00 

George Russell, " 18.26 



1,434.68 



925.37 



Paid Moses G. Lord, tending mason, $ 29.37 

Sam'l Roberts, painting and graining, 165.00 



Joseph L. Ross, furniture, 4-36. To 

Eastern Railroad, freight, 4.00 



253.62 



440.7^ 



$3,054.40 



CANDLEWOOD SCHOOL. 



Paid Alfred Norman, painting blinds, 115.28 

John A. Newman, labor and materials, 8.59 
Luther Lord, " 5.00 

Asa Lord, Jr., kt 7.00 



Miscellaneous, 

Paid Mark Newman, stoves, pails, etc. *147.10 
Asa Lord, brooms and rope, 2.28 

F. Willcomb, brooms, pails and chairs, 10.71 
E. Cogswell & Son, brooms, glass, etc. 2.41 
I. K. Jewett, shovels, 1.25 



Joseph L. Ross, blackboard erasers, 9.60 

D. M. Tyler, clocks, 16.25 

J. L. Hammatt, slating for blackboards, 9.00 



Benj. Newman, paint and oil, 10.41 

Philip Kimball, repairs, 3.25 

A. S. Hill, teaming, 2.00 

Mrs. Collins & Poor, washing floor, 2.50 

Andrew Geyer, books, 2.60 

Isaac Lord, labor, 3.33 



35.87 



103.7 



34.85 



24.09 



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Paid J. H. Cogswell, lumber for Apple- 
ton School, $17.56 
Warner Downes, horse for School 

Committee. 5.00 

122.56 



Total expended for schools, $10,891.98 



C TIB BE XT EXFEXSES. 

Paid E. B. Putnam & Co., printing town 

and school reports, #185.80 

E. B. Putnam, printing overseers' 

blanks and warrants for meeting. li. 75 

Salem Observer, printing tax books 

and advertising, 14,75 

E. L. Davenport, distributing reports. ±00 

Davenport & Goodwin, printing and 

advertising for assessors, 0.50 

Davenport & Goodwin, printing tax 

bills and by-laws, 15.00 

Davenport & Goodwin, printing- 
blanks for clerk and advertising. 4.50 

181.80 



J. Sargent, traveling expenses and postage, 5.78 

Russell & Archer, building stage for 

Decoration Daw 1871, S.80 

Post 100, G. A. R.. decorating sul- 

diei s 1 graves, 152.;)l: 

150.12 



George F. WithereU & Co., stone 

for fence for monument, 180.00 

Eastern Railroad freight on same, 9.81) 

W. P. Roes, teaming kW 2.50 

Danie) Russell, work on fence fox 

monument. 5.00 



Paid T. J. Roberts, labor and materials 

for fence for monument, ©30.55 

Asa Lord, Jr., labor on fence for 

.monument, • 3.75 

Luther Lord, labor on same, 3.75 

B. H. Smith, building fence for mon- 
ument, 195.40 



Street Lamps. 

Paid Mark Newman, lamps and lanterns, $271.00 

Hubert Stone, labor on lamp posts, 61.06 

Foster Russell, tk •« 4.87 

William Lord, 4 * " 3.00 

J. H. Cogswell, lamp posts, 29.87 
Webster Smith, iron work on lamp 

posts, 6.05 

J. A. Newman, screws, 1.97 

Benj. Newman, paint for posts, 2.85 

Augustine Stamford, painting posts, 14.08 

John Grant, setting posts, 2.00 



Samuel Walker & Co., oil, 75.23 

Mark Newman, oil, 28.28 

T. E. Condon, oil, 7.00 

Eastern Railroad, freight on oil, 5.60 



Mark Newman, wicks, repairs, chim- 
neys and matches, 24.37 
T. E. Condon, chimneys, matches, etc. .70 
I. K. Jewett, wicks, etc. .70 



George Sherburne, lighting and care 

of lamps, 11.25 

David Dow, same, 1.25 



$430.84 



196.75 



116.11 



25.77 



10 



Paid J. S. Tyler, lighting and care of lamps, $ 36.50 
John Roberts, " " 216.00 



Incidentals, 

Paid Mark Newman, oil, etc., for Town 

House, §79.83 
Moses Young, steps and ladder for 

Town House, 4.25 

Fred. Damon, door for Town House, 2.00 

Edward Brown, repairs on "■ 1.25 
Moses Gv Lord, sawing wood for 

Town House, 7.33 

E. Plouff & Son, oil can for same, 2.50 

Joseph N. Caldwell, wood * k 32.00 

Thomas Staniford, k * " 8.00 

George H. Baker, repairs on same, 1.00 



Theodore Andrews, advertising and 

selling stone, school house, etc. 16.00 

William Wade, examining school 

house and making water trough. 3.75 

John M. Dunnels, pump, 14.00 



George F. King, stationery. .').."){} 

W. K. Bell, book case tor clerk, 10.75 

C. A. Sayward, recording deeds. 1.00 



Ipswich Express, teaming, 1.30 

C;il\in Batcheldeij %t 2.66 

Warren Boynton, expressing, 18.85 

Fred. Mitchell, team, 6.75 



$265.00 



Total, §803.63 



138.16 



a> 



17.21 



11 



Paid S. R. Harris, teaming, $0.75 

N. C. Perkins, moving wood, 18.50 



E. Cogswell, labor on cemetery, 5.40 

Daniel Clarke, clearing tomb, 8.00 

George B. Paddock, repairing hearse, 8.50 



T. B. Ross, taking census of chil- 
dren, militia and dogs, 22.50 
W. T. Averill, ringing bell, 25.00 
Asher Blake, care of town clock 

and repairs, / 24.25 



Joseph H. Lord, damage to land at 

gravel pit, 11.75 

John Grant, labor, 15.50 

B. H. Smith, iron work on buoys, 9.66 

Cornelius Cronan, labor on scales, .62 



John Hancock, services in small pox 

case, - 66.00 

William G. Brown, coal, 11.75 



$48.80 



11.90 



1.75 



37.58 



7.75 



H. Smith, care of Town House and 

attendance on Selectmen, 41.25 

H. Smith, care of lock-up and board 

of prisoners, 89.75 

J. F. Akerman, care of lock-up and 

board of prisoners, 11.00 

92.00 

Total, $2,101.56 



12 



FEES AND SALARIES. 



Paid Frederick Willcomb, School Com- 
mittee, 1871, #30.00 
Aaron Cogswell, School Committee, 

1871, 30.00 



C. A. Say ward, Assessor, Selectman 

and Overseer, 100.00 

J. H. Cogswell, Assessor, Selectman 

and Overseer, 100.00 

A. B. Fellows, Assessor, Selectman 

and Overseer. 100.00 



W. K. Bell, salary as Town Clerk. 50.00 
W. K. Bell, return of marriages, 

births and deaths, 39.30 

J. Sargent, part salary as Treasurer 

and Collector, 125.00 

E. G. Hull, serving warrant for 

meeting, 15.00 

N. C. Perkins, serving warrant for 

meeting, 5.00 



John E. Milton, police services, 1871, 19.25 

J. F. Kinsman, " " 38.50 
Thomas L. Jewett. Jr., police services. 4.00 

Luther Lord, kt 1.00 

Isaac: T. Harris, kt 4.00 

N. C. Perkins. - 42.75 

J. T. Butler, " 4.00 

E. Gf. Hull, tk 21.75 

Moses Spiller, " 4.00 

Harrison Smith. " 16.25 

Reuben Daniels, " 4.00 

Thomas C. Tilton, " 25.00 



#60.00 



300.00 



234.30 



13 



Paid Joseph Fowler, police services on 

clam flats. $170.00 

Ezra W. Lord, police services, 24.00 

Edward Brown, kk 28.7.*) 



Daniel Clarke, return of deaths. 4.10 

William T. Averill. return of deaths, 2.20 

David Dow, " - .60 

William P. Perley, '« " .40 



EIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Paid Five Engineers, $12.50 

Chas. W. Blake, Clerk of Engineers, 6.00 
Charles W. Blake, book, stationerv 

and printing, 6.50 

Warren Engine Company, No. 1, 150.00 

Barnicoat " No. 2, 25.00 

Hook and Ladder Company, 48.00 

Geo. W. Sherburne, labor on engine, 2.00 
Charles W. Brown, care of engine 

and cleaning hose, 21.00 

Charles H. Howe, labor on engine, 4.00 

Isaac Flitner, castor oil and alcohol, 2.00 

John W. Gould, care of engine, 2.50 
E. P. Kimball, legal advice to Engineers, 5.00 

Webster Smith, repairs on engine. 1.50 

E. Cogswell & Son., oil, 1.20 
Eben E. Fowler, painting Barnicoat 

Engine, 90.00 

J. A. Newman, locks, etc. 16.70 

Samuel B. Short, stationerv. 1.87 
J. P. Jewett. rent of land for engine 

house, 8.00 



$410.25 



7.30 
81.011.85 



14 



Paid J. Stackpole & Son, oil for hose, .$4.00 
George B. Paddock, repairing engine. .50 
Hunneman & Co.. repairs on Barni- 

coat Engine, 187.02 

Barker & Son, oil, belts, etc. 10.20 

James Boyd & Son, hose, 274.50 

M. Newman, lanterns for Engineers, 34.75 

B. H. Smith, repairing engine, 1.00- 

John Doyle, watching fire, 2.25 
E. W. Choate, white washing and 

setting glass. 2.25 
William P. Ross, wood, 3.50 
Fred. Mitchell, rent of land for en- 
gine house, 8.00 
Oliver Underbill, same, 3.00 
Benj. Newman, brush, .67 
A. Geyer, alcohol and stationery, 1.15 
William G. Brown, coal. 14.22 
E. Plouff & Son, repairing stoves, 3.00 
Stephen H. Baker, cleaning* hose, 2.50 
George C. Lord, " 2.50 
Benj. H. Smith, repairs on engine, 1.00 
Ipswich Mills, oil, 1.00 



$960.78 



POOli. 




Paid M. J. Caldwell, rent, 


frl6.00 


L. E. Bradley, 


15.00 


Jan es W. Bond, kt 


36.00 


Oliver Underbill, - 


25.00 


Elizabel h Hovey, " 


18.00 



Gloucester, supplies to Mrs. Lakeman, 21.02 
Salem, supplies to Mrs. Barker and 

.Mis. Durerin, 89.50 



140.00 



u 



Paid Lynn, supplies to Mrs. Knox, 



•148.00 



Worcester Lunatic Hospital, board 




of Graves, Smith and Lord, 


231.50 


I. K. Jewett, partial supplies, 


14.45 


Asa Lord, " 


10.50 


F. Willcomb, tw 


52.00 


A. S. -Hills, 


40.57 


W. S. Russell & Co. M 


2.81 


C. R. Titcomb, 


3.06 


William H. Tozer, ww 


5.65 


Andrew Geyer, 


.25 


Sarah Wyatt, 


10.00 


George H. Dixon, < ki 


4.00 


Thomas Stauiford, wood, 


8.00 


Aaron P. Ross, teaming wood, 


10.77 


William G. Brown, coal, 


145.82 


Abbie T. Dodge, adm'x, coal. 


21.00 


Isaac Flitner, medical attendance, 


38.85 


Hurd & Tucker, medical attendance 




on Hattie E. Wade, 


10.00 


Hurd & Tucker, medical attendance 




on Mrs. Burns, 


25.00 



S. D. Atkinson, care of H. E. Wade, 18.00 
Mary D. Smith, board of poor trav- 
elers, 23.50 
Parker Spinney, board of poor trav- 
elers, 43.00 
Eastern R.R., tickets to poor travelers, 37.78 
Annie Fuller, care of Mrs. Wyatt, 10.00 



#158.52 



o< 



4.29 



185.59 



73.85 



132.28 



$1,064.53 



16 



CR. 



By amount 


paid by Rockport, 


183.97 


it 


" Westford, 


27.75 


44 


" North Andover, 


17.90 


44 


" Newburyport, 


43.83 


44 


" Groveland, 


14.75 


44 


due from Haverhill, 


45.00 


44 


A Newburyport, 


63.81 


44 


" Massachusetts, 


170.00 


44 


of wood on hand. 


40.00 



$507.01 



$557.52 



HIGHWAYS. 

Paid County of Essex, widening Mile Lane, 
New England Drain Pipe Co., drain 



pipe, 
Portland Stone Ware Co., same- 
Eastern Railroad, freight, 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber, 

J. H. Cogswell, lumber and cement, 

D. A. Hodgkins, stone, 

George Russell, cement, 

W. F. Conant, post and railing, 



$187.68 
119.32 
37.55 

23.42 
3.41 
4.00 
1.50 

7.72 



E. Cogswell & Son, powder, nails, etc. 2.43 



C. W. Chapman & Son, iron work, 
Webster Smith, 

J. A. Newman, pickaxes and handles, 
Webster Smith, making and sharp- 
ening picks, 
M. Poor, mending bar, 



.93 
6.20 
5.83 

24.49 

.75 



$588.37 



344.55 



12.48 



.17 



Paid Samuel P. Rutherford, making- 
plow, 



, , r u Pv ,^c library 



$4.28 



Thomas Burns, gravel, 


3.00 


John K. Chapman, 


gravel, 


3.00 


Hannah S. Lord, 


u 


11.10 


Alvin Story, 


it 


3.36 


L. D. Pickard, 


u 


5.10 


A. S. Brown, 


a 


8.00 


Hannah Sherburne 




4.20 




Bridges. 




Paid Andrew Low, labor on bridge, 


$3.50 


William Ready, 


u u 


10.00 


James Griffing, 


a u 


5.25 


Thomas Burns, 


it it 


73.25 


John Pingree, 


u a 


19.25 


Jacob S. Potter, 


a a 


2.50 


Amos M. Dodge, 

i 


a a 


50.00 



$42.4S 



37.76 



163.7;3 



New Mo ad. 



Paid Russell & Perkins, grading $1,184.65 

James Ready, labor, i 37.50 

William Ready, " 35.00 

Joseph F. Ross, surveying, 13.00 

John Grant, labor, 67.00 

John Pingree, " 52.50 

Edward W. Choate, labor on railing, 37.12 
Lewis Choate, " " 44.00 

J. H. Cogswell, lumber for railing, 128.33 
B. H. Smith, iron work, 21.46 

John A. Newman, bolts, nails, etc. 2.76 



18 



Paid B. L. Cook, painting railing, 
L. R. F. Hammett, stone, 
William G. Brown, u 
Eben Harris, use of drag, etc. 
Fred. E. Luce, labor, 
Asa Lord, nails and powder, 



W. B. Kinsman, 

Michael Reddy, 

Daniel S. Russell, 

John Shatswell, 

LA. Rogers, 

John B. Caver ly, 

Manasseh Brown, 

Stephen R. Harris, 

Nathl Bradstreet, 

Wm. F. Conant, 

Nath'l Harris, 

Joseph Gallagher, 

William Kimball, 

Jacob S. Potter, 

David Story, 

John W. Davis, 

Wesley B. Copp, 

John D. Harris, 

Edward Lord. 

Manasseh Brown, Ji 

Ira Worcester, 

Akin Story, 

I Ivin Batehelder. teaming, 



labor and team, 

u 






A. P. Clark, labor 
A. S. Brown, 
Isaac \'t>v<\. 
V sa Lord, Jr. 
Daniel Kimball, 
N. II. Lavalette, 
Samuel ( Sonant, 



and teaming, 



$42.60 

•350.00 

90.00 

2.50 

5.00 

6.19 

14.24 
56.00 
50.00 
10.50 
19.25 
10.50 
89.84 
1.00 
19.50 
15.65 
115.56 
14.8T 
7.00 
12.25 
8.00 
7.00 
5.00 
11.97 
26.75 
4.17 
3.50 
10.00 
1.00 
5.00 
3,15 
5.50 
I LOO 
897.50 
10.00 
10.00 



12,119.61 



19 



D. G. Chapman, labor 


and teaming, 


#80.51 


George E. Lord, 




tt 


71.00 


N. C. Perkins, 




u 


33.50 


Josiah Lord 




U 


44:89 


William G. Brown, 




t( 


7.25 


William P. Ross, 




tt 


9.50 


Jacob Scanks, 


ibor, 


U 


41.37 


John Pingree, h 


40.00 


George Barker, 


u 




31.00 


Thomas Doyle, 


u 




4.00 


J. P. Saunders, 


a 




1.25 


Edmund Riley, 


a, 




7.00 


George M. Lord, 


Wl 




23.00 


John Doyle, 


(t 




26.50 


William Plummer, 


(t 




26.00 


Luther Lord, 


u 




22.50 


John R. Patch, 


ii 




3.00 


W. B. Spiller, 


u 




5.00 


Andrew Russell, 


u 




92.00 


Ephraim Patch, 


i% 




4.00 


Harvey Nourse, 


u 




1.50 


Daniel 0. Collins, 


it 




28.00 


B. D. Apple to n, 


u 




19.00 


J. W. Rutherford, 


a 




17.00 


L. C. Nourse, 


u 




8.00 


D. S. Appleton, 


u 




9.00 


John Dickinson, 


u 




5.00 


Fred. Bray, 


u 




35.00 


Jacob C. Conant, 


a 




18.10 


Alvin T. Guilford, 


If. 




9.00 


Cyrus W. Conant, 


K 




14.00 


John F. Lord, 


It 




2.00 


William Seward, 


CI 




4.00 


Jesse Smith, 


a 




10.00 


Smith E. Hayes, 


U 




14.62 


Thomas T. Chapman, 


N 




103.75 



$1,221.22 



:20 



•>. 



Paid Webster Smith, labor, 

Joseph Fowler, " 

John. Mooar, 
John Grant, 
David Hobbs, 
Nathaniel Archer, 
E. C. Conant, 
Joseph W. Chapman, 
W. F. Conant, 



$15.75 
14.00 

4.00 
13.50 

1.30 
12.00 

4.00 

4.00 
47.55 



$699.3*2 



Clearing Snow. 

Paid Thomas Roberts, clearing snow, 
John W. Smith, 
Jacob Scanks. 
John .Galbraith, " 

Joseph Kinsman, 
James Galbraith, 
Asa P. Stone, 
LA. Rogers, 
William P. Ross, 
Alden Story, 
Eben Lord, 
D. W. Appleton, 
John J. Gould, 
Cornelius Cronan, 

Mosef Peabody, 
Thomas T. Chapman, 

J olii) A. Burnham, 

William Lord, 

Ki-;iolv Philbrook, 

Luther Lord, 

Micajph TreadweE, 

A.sa Lord, Jr. 

Milton B. Shattuck, 



►*• 



<*(, 



u 



2.36 
34.83 
4.86 
8.48 
4.50 
3,94 
7.20 
5.00 
5.15 
10.18 
6.60 
20.27 
8.20 
23.22 
5.50 
19.70 
15.00 
1.00 
7.20 
5.50 
8.40 
17.70 



21 



Paid George Hodgdon, clearing snow, $30.00 

Daniel Kimball, " 24.50 

Thomas Doyle, " 13.10 

( reorge Barker, " . 3.60 

William Chapman, " 0.20 

Benjamin Whittier, " 1.60 

John Doyle, " 5.40 

Joseph Horton, " 36.65 

John Brady, fc < 10.40 

Patrick Riley, " 15.50 

Michael LafYy, " 10.90 

Manasseh Brown, ki 17.10 

Joseph Dunn, u 2.61 

A. P. Clark, " 4.20 

Benj. Hart, " 5. OH 

George W. Falls, " 8.80 

Joseph W. Chapman, " 6.40 

John Harriman, " 10.30 

Cyrus W. Conant, " 4.00 

George T. Lord, « 10.20 

John P. Brocklebank, " 3.00 

Michael McDonald, " 3.20 

Samuel Gordon, " 0.20 

William H. Lavalette, " 2.80 

L. W. Jewett, " 2.70 

Stephen R. Harris, " 6.00 

Joseph Smith, Jr. " 4.60 

A. Butler, " 1.20 

W. P. Gould, • " 1.40 

William Lakeman, " 11.60 

J. B. Tenney, " 10.90 

Eugene Sullivan, ' " 9.00 

J. O. Sullivan, " 3.60 

Jeremiah Sullivan,' " 4.40 

Fred. Hart, " 3.60 

Henry Noyes, " 4.80 

Luke Murray, " 5.90 



22 



Paid D. Gr- Chapman, clearing snow, 113.15 

Henry Jewett, " 3 - 50 

Samnel P. Rutherford, " 11.80 

E.J.Goodwin, " 1^.60 

Thomas R. Lord, " 4.40 

William Rowell, " 4.50 

L. R. Stone, u 1 - 80 

W. S. Todd, " 8 - 60 

George H. Brocklebank, " 4.50 

Larry Aspell, " 5 - 80 

Fred. Fall, w * 1 - 50 

W. T. Cross, " 1T - 55 

George H. Tenney, " 8 - 00 

George A. Whipple, * 8 - " ° 

F. P. Brown, %w 4.00 

John A. Garvin, " 10 - 00 

Isaac Buzzell, " oM 

John Galbraith, " 7 - 80 

W. P. Pickard, " 5 - 00 

Aaron Hubbard y " 9 - 20 

Daniel R. Caldwell, " *• < 5 

John L. Dickinson, " °- 05 

David Berry, fct 10 - 50 

William H. Fall, " 2 -*° 

Thos. & Chas. Warner, kt 13.30 

James Ready, ' ' 2(> 

Smith E. Hayes, " 4.20 

Charles Thompson, u 4.<0 

Charles Smith, kt 6 - 25 

Joseph King, - JJ.60 

Andrew Low, " 22 - b(> 

John F. Lord, w 7 - 60 

EliasCGonant, " n - 4() 

BeDJ. Wells, " ' ±0 ° 

Join. Mooar, ' " * A0 

Lewis Dickinson, u 3 -°^ 

Jacob CConant, tL -- 4( - 



23 



Paid John L. Keating, clearing snow, 
John Spiller, " 

N. C. Perkins, 



$3.20 

1.00 

23.30 



$848.87 



Total, 



$6,108.41 



FARM. 



Paid Benjamin D. Appleton, Sup't, 
Joseph E. Bartlett, ki 

C. T. Littlefield, labor, 
M. E. Littlefield, 
Charles Broughton, " 
Thomas A. Bartlett, '^ 
Lizzie H. Watts, " 

Nathan Jewett, Jr. " 

W. S. Russell & Co., dry goods, 
S. N. Baker, Jr., clothing, 
R. Jordan, " 



I. K. Jewett, 


groceries 


Asa Lord, 


n 


E. Cogswell & Son. 


u 


T. E. Condon, 


a 


Fred. Willcomb, 


ti 


Curtis Damon, 


a 


Albert S. Hills, 


a 


George H. Dixon, 


a 



E. C. Darling, shoes, 
George W. Ellis, " 

Isaac Flitner, medicine, 
Andrew Geyer, " 



$50.00 

300.00 

20.00 

10.00 

105.00 

175.00 

75.00 

5.75 

31.55 
45.49 

6.50 

31.71 

76.22 

236.12 

147.19 

65.46 

62.48 

76.09 

106.28 

4.75 
20.60 

10.00 
.46 



'40.7 



<4U. iO 



83.54 



801.55 



25.35 



24 

Paid Daniel Clarke, coffin, 816.00 

Mark Newman, tin ware and repairs, 23.47 

John A. Newman, hardware, ♦ -98 

Ipswich Woolen Mill, coal, 17.75 

William G. Brown, u 119.77 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber, 75.30 

J. H. Cogswell, " 40.21 



Robert Stone, carpenter work, 41.50 

Foster Russell, " . 42.97 

C. W. Chapman & Son, wagon, 170.00 

Benj. H. Smith, blacksmithing, 14.28 

M. C. Goodhue, " 5 - 78 

Webster Smith, " 15 - 80 

C. W, Chapman & Son, " 39.98 

Hardy & Blanchard, horse, 230.00 

Fred. Mitchell, pig, 12 - 00 

Whittemore, Belcher & Co. plow, etc. 23.00 
Richardson Manufacturing Co., hay- 
tedder, 75 - 00 

Barker & Son, harness and repairs, 30.40 

John Lane, repairing wagon, 10.00 

Benjamin Newman, paint and oil, . 10.15 

Augustine Staniford, painting, 9.20 



$26.46 



24.45 



137.52 



115.51 



84.47 



245.79 



242.00 



98.00 



40.40 



19.35 



25 



Paid Fred. Damon, meal, $52.95 

J. Stackpole & Son, soap, 5.45 

$58.40 

$2,743.54 
Bills paid by Superintendent, 341.26 

Balance, being income beyond expense, 211.66 

$3,296.46 



CR. 



By sales from Farm : 

English hay, $670.99 

Salt hay and thatch, 208.84 

Potatoes, 60.95 

Barley, 34.50 

Calves, 115.76 

Lambs, 52.25 

Sheep, 31.50 

Poultry, 31.37 

Eggs, 39.81 

Butter, 218.03 

Pork, 58.32 

Milk, 65.34 

Cabbages, 20.26 

Onions, 27.15 

Hides, 4.00 

Mulch, 21.00 

Salt Grass, 19.00 

Oxen, 200.00 

Bull, 65.00 

Pasturing, 5.25 

Boarding Calf, 4.50 

Soap Grease, 3.41 

Old Iron, 2.37 



26 

Straw, 139.85 

Wool, L8 - 00 

Wagon and Chaise, 20.00 

Rent of Bull, 12 - 00 

Board of M. Patch, of Hamilton, 280.36 
Board of seventeen poor travelers, at 75 

cents each, lz.15 

Board of Jacob Leatherland, 104.00 

Increase of personal property, 839.90 

13,296.46 

The number of poor at the Alms House is eighteen ; the 
average number for the year was seventeen. 

The average cost of supporting them, by the usual method 
of computation, is eighty-four and two-thirds cents per 
week. 



27 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM. PRODUCE, &c. 

1872. 1873. 



Inc. 



Dec. 



Corn, bush. 

Barley, " 

Beans " 

Potatoes, " 

Rye " 

Roots, " 

Beef, barrels 

Pork, " 

Cider, " 

Apples, " 

Soap, " 

Hams pounds 

Beef, " 

Lard, " 

Tallow, ...... " 

Butter, " 

English Hay. . tons 
Salt Hay and 

Blackgrass,. " 
Salt Hay 

Market, " 

Corn Fodder,. 

Thatch, " 

Straw, " 

Rowan, " 

Pickles, 

Cabbages, . . . 



No. 

150 
3G 
10 

225 



4 

185 

40 
110 

75 

91 

15 

27 

2 
2 

i2 

n 
i 



Value. 

$150 00 

36 00 

20 00 

150 00 



50 50 00 

2 34 00 

2J 50 00 



16 00 
25 90 
4 80 
16 50 
10 50 
36 40 
375 00 

378 00 

24 00 
18 00 
108 00 
24 00 
20 00 
2 00 



§1549 10 
3197 50 

§1746 60 



No. 

150 

25 

2 

250 

8 

100 

1 

4 

1 

2 

2 

300 

75 

200 

50 

60 

20 

29 

15 

13 
2 
3 



Value. 

$150 00 

25 00 

4 00 

200 00 

8 00 

100 00 

17 00 

80 00 

6 00 

6 0(> 

8 00 
42 00 

7 50 
30 00 

7 00 

24 00 

500 00 

406 00 

225 00 
20 00 

117 00 
40 00 
60 00 

9 00 



S50 00 

8 00 

50 00 

30 00 
6 00 
6 00 

16 10 

2 70 

13 50 



125 00 

28 00 

201 00 

2 00 

9 00 

10 00 

40 00 

9 00 



$2091 50 $612 30 
3495 00 715 59 



Sll 00 
16 00 



17 00 



8 00 



3 50 
12 40 



2 00 

$69 90 
418 80 



$5586 50 $1327 80 $487 90 
4740 60 487 90 



$839 90 $839 90 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM. STOCK, &c. 

1872. 1873. Inc. Dec. 



No. Value. No. "Value. 

Oxen, G $600 00 4 $450 00 $150 03 

Cows, 12 480 00 15 600 00 $120 00 

Heifers, 4 120 00 120 00 

Calves, . , . . . 3 36 00 35 00 

Bulls 2 70 00 1 40 00 30 00 

Horses, 1 200 00 2 430 00 230 00 

Sheep, 13 9100 7 63 00 28 00 

Shoats, 7 150 00 6 12100 30 00 

Fowls, 51 25 50 60 30 00 4 50 

Turkeys, 4 8 00 4 8 00 

Horse Wagon, 1 35 00 1 190 00 155 CO 

Sleigh, 1 40 00 1 40 00 

Chaise, 1 25 00 25 00 

Ox Wagons, 2 170 00 2 170 0O 

Ox Carts, 2 100 00 2 100 00 

Mowing Machine & Harness, 1 124 00 1 124 0Q 

Ploughs, 6 65 00 7 88 00 23 00 

Cultivator, 1 5 00 1 5 00 

Harrow,.: 1 7 00 1 7 00 

Ox Sled, 1 15 00 1 15 00 

Wood, (cords) 30 210 00 25 175 00 35 00 

Coal, (tons) 6 48 00 6 48 00 

Groceries, 35 00 80 00 45 00 

Cloth, 27 00 27 00 

Furniture and Bedding 23100 23100 

Stoves 110 00 110 00 

Sewing Machine, 1 40 00 1 40 00 

Winnow Mill, 1 8 00 1 8 00 

Wheel Rake 1 35 00 1 33 CO 

Tools, etc., 150 00 150 00 

Hay Tedder 1 75 00 75 00 

$3197 50 $3495 00 $715 50 $118 0O 



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Expenses and Income for the year 1872. 

EXPENSES. 

Amount paid for Current Expenses, $2,101.56 

" Fees and Salaries, 1,011.85 

" " Fire Department, 960.78 

" " Highways and Bridges, 6,108.41 

" Schools, 10,891.98 

" Poor,' 836.33 

" Abatements, 236.32 

" Discount, 717.63 

" Interest on Town Notes, 1,404.99 

Balance, being income beyond expense, 879.87 



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*25,149.72 



INCOME. 

Amount raised for Current Expenses, $21,609.26 

" of unworked Highway tax of 1871, 237.49 

" of income of Town House, 177.60 

" Town Scales, 135.16 

" Turkey Shore Pasture, 7.00 

" of Corporation tax, ■ 2,218.63 

of Concert licenses, 6.00 

received from County for dog licenses, 199.55 

" of interest on deposits, 51.55 

" taxes, 36.61 

^ of Commonwealth School Fund, 204.95 

of discount on County and State tax, 54.26 

" of income of Farm, 211.66 



$25,149.72 
C. A. Sayivard, Treasurer and Collector. Dr. 

To Uncollected taxes, 1871, $148.11 

Interest on taxes, 4.11 

$152.22 

Cr. 

By Cash paid'over to J. Sargentr $130.64 

Abatements, 21.58 

152.22 



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Jonathan Sargent, Treasurer and Collector. 

DR. 

To Cash received from C. A. Sayward, *f 1,639.66 

State tax committed to him, 2,680.00 

County " " 1,841.00 

Town " " 20,500.00 

Uncollected Highway tax of 1871, 237.49 

Overlayings, 1,109.26 

Addition of taxes, 2.00 

Discount on County tax, 16.56 

« State 4i 37.70 

Commonwealth School Fund, 204.95 

" Reimbursement of State Aid, 2,963.96 

" Corporation tax, 2,218.63 

Income of Town House, 177.60 

Concert licenses, ^.00 

Income of Town Scales, 135.16 

Rent of Turkey Shore Pasture, 7.00 

Cash for board of Jacob Leatherland, 104.00 

" Candlewood School House, 15.00 

Cash from Gloucester, 2-00 

Rockport, 83.97 

Hamilton, 280.36 

" Newburyport, 43.83 

" Groveland, 14.75 

" North Andover, 17.90 

Westford, 27.75 

Money hired on Town Notes, 8,125.00 

Cash for building, stone, etc., from Gander Hill, 102.95 

" Dog licenses, 199.55 

Interest on taxes, 36.61 

" Deposits, 51.55 

Cash from C. A. Sayward, for uncollected 

taxes of 1871, P*?- 04 

Cash for sales from Farm, 1,70,>.86 



$44,722.69 



. T1 „. ..,„„„ i in handeof the Treasurer, March 1, 1872, as by the last report, 

I 710.C6; trot, after tire report was printed, an Item amounting to {80 wasfouml to 
.,.,; , wll5c in« luded in the amounl of ordera drawn by the Selectmen 

v t ,h on hand March I, 187 to 51,039.66. 



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Jonathan Sargent, Treasurer and Collector. 

CE. 

By orders drawn by the Selectmen, $24,913.22 

for State Aid, 2,948.60 

Abatements, 236.32 

Interest paid on Town Notes, 1,404.99 

Principal " " 9,300.00 

State tax paid, 2,680.00 

County " 1,841.00 

Discount on taxes, 717.63 

Uncollected taxes, 551.71 

Cash on hand March 1, 1873, 129.22 



$44,722.69 

Town of Ipswicli, in balance of all accounts. 

DR. 

To Notes payable, $21,460.00 

Interest due and not paid, 97.90 

Balance in favor of the Town, 25,745.34 

$47,303.24 



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Town of IpsivicJi? in balance of all accounts, 

CR. 



By Cash balance in hands of Treasurer, 
Uncollected taxes, 
Amount due from State on State Aid and 

Poor account, 
Amount due from city of Newburyport. 
" " Haverhill, 

" " Farm, 

Personal property at Farm, 
Town House and safes, 
Engines, apparatus and houses, 
Furniture and scales at Town House, 
Woodland at Linebrook, 

" at Common Fields, 

Turkey Shore Pasture, 
Gravel pit, near S. Peatfield's, 

" u Grammar School House, 

« " J. C. Carlisle's, 

" Hayfield Bridge, 
« W. J. Tarr's," 
" " Candlewood, 

" " Levi L. Howe's, 

Hay Scales, 
Pounds, 
School Houses, 



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$129.22 
551.71 

3,482.00 
63.81 
45.00 
16,000.00 
5,586.50 
2,350.00 
4,500.00 
100.00 
100.00 
65.00 
100.00 
80.00 
100.00 
150.00 
25.00 
125.00 
50.00 
300.00 
800.00 
100.00 
12,500.00 

$47,303.24 



Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES A. SAYWARD, ) Selectmen 
JOHN IF. COGSWELL, } of 
ALONZO B. FELLOWS, ) Ipswich. 



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ESSEX, SS. TO EITHER OF THE CONSTABLES OF THE 

Town of Ipswich, 

GREETING : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; 
you are hereby required to notify and warn the legal voters 
of said Town to meet at the Town House on Wednesday, 
the nineteenth day of March, current, at nine o'clock, A.M., 
for the following purposes, viz: — 

Article 1. To choose a Moderator. 

Art. 2. To choose all necessary Town Officers, and 
grant them such pay for their services as the Town may 
think proper. 

Art. 3. To hear and act on the reports of Committees. 

Art. 4. To raise money for the support of the High 
and Common Schools. 

Art. 5. To raise money to repair the Highways, and 
determine the manner of apportioning the same. 

Art. 6. To see if the Town will revoke its acceptance 
of chapter 158 of the Acts of 1871, and abolish the board 
of Road Commissioners. 

Art. 7. To raise such sums of money as may ba 
necessary to defray all Town charges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 8. To see what compensation shall be allowed 
the Engine men the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. To see what discount, if any, shall be allowed 
to those persons who pay their taxes before the prescribed 
time of payment. 

Art. 10. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Treasurer to hire money in anticipation of taxes. 

Art. 11. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Treasurer to renew notes that are now due. 

Art. 12. To see if the Town will accept the list of 
jurors as prepared and posted up by the Selectmen. 

Art. 13. To see what action the Town will take in 
regard to building a Town House, and appropriating money 
for the same. 



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Art. 14. To see what action the Town will take in 
relation to building Reservoirs, or any other way to provide 
water in case of fire, and appropriating money for the same. 

Art. 15. To see if the Town will build a house for 
the Hook and Ladder Truck, and appropriate money for the 
same. 

Art. 16. To see if the Town will accept and allow 
Sawyer, Cogswell, and Wainwright Streets, laid out as 
town ways by the Road Commissioners, and appropriate 
money for building the same. 

Art. 17. To see if the Town will accept and allow 
the town way, laid out by the Road Commissioners on peti- 
tion of Y. G. Hurd and others, from High Street to Central 
Street, and appropriate money for building the same. 

Art. 18. To see if the Town will authorize the Select- 
men to sell the Gravel Pit near the house of Levi L. Howe. 

Art. 19. To see if the Town will authorize the Select- 
men to purchase land for the purpose of procuring suitable 
material for the repairs of the highway, when in their judg- 
ment the same may become necessary. 

And you are hereby directed to serve this warrant by 
publishing the same once in the Ipswich Chronicle, and 
posting up attested copies of the same at each of the Meet- 
ing-houses, Town House, and at the School-house in the 
North North District four clays at least before the time of 
said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time 
and place of said meeting. 

r;iv< l) under o.ur hands, this twelth day of March, A.D. 

187:5. 

CHARLES A. SAYWARD, j Solectmen of T DftW i c Jb 
ALONZO B. FELLOWS, | .^ectmen ot lp&wicn. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



FOR THE 



YEAE ENDING MAECH 1, 1873. 



IPSWICH : 

PRESS O E THE IPSWICH CHRONICLE. 

1873. 



REPORT. 



Agreeably to custom and law, the School Committee of Ips- 
wich, at the close of another year, present to the town a Re- 
port of the trust committed to their keeping. 

The public schools throughout the town have been very 
successful in their operations the past year. No excessive 
punishment, no outbreak of passion or insubordination, no ep- 
idemic disease have disturbed the peace or interrupted the 
harmony and progress of our schools ; and we may, with 
truth, congratulate ourselves, that by the favor of a kind 
Providence, a forward step has been taken. 

The Committee feel gratified in being able to give this en- 
couraging account of our schools. We are now beginning 
to witness the good results of grading the lower schools. 
The standard of admission to the High school has been raised, 
and must be raised still higher. The standard of admission 
to the Grammar school has also been raised to tfcat formerly 
occupied by the High school. But let us not be weary in 
well-doing. If we have made a good beginning, let us press 
on and raise the standard of all our schools to the highest 
point of usefulness of which they are susceptible. We have 
no faith in the stand-still policy, — we believe in progress. 
We believe our schools have made a decided advance. 

The teachers' school registers show some improvement in 
regard to truancy and absenteeism, but there is room for 



much more and greater improvement. This subject of incon- 
stant attendance and tardiness lias been the chief burden of 
the school reports of this town for many years ; it has been 
thoroughly discussed and its evils portrayed, but it is still a 
great hindrance to the highest welfare of our schools. We 
class these two evils among the worst enemies to the scholar, 
and the severest trials of the teacher. No scholar can suc- 
ceed who is habitually tardy or irregular in attendance at 
school. 

The whole number of scholars between 5 and 15 years of 
age, as returned in May, last year, was 560. Average at- 
tendance in all the schools was 370. The ratio of attendance 
to the whole number between 5 and 15 years of age, express- 
ed decimally, was .6607. The per centage of attendance, 
found by dividing the average attendance by the whole num- 
ber of scholars attending school, was, in summer term, .82 ; 
fall term, .81; winter term, .84 ; for the year, .82 1-3. The 
highest per cent of attendance was .91 in the South Interme- 
diate, summer term, and North Intermediate, winter term. 
The lowest was .53, in the Linebrook school, fall term. There 
was no school during the fall term in the North Primary and 
Argilla schools, as the repairs on the school-houses were not 
completed. This reduces the general average for the year. 

The amount of tardiness in all the schools is very large. 
This is a serious evil. Scholars coming late disturb the 
school, interrupt the exercises, and distract the attention of 
those in their places. Every teacher appreciates the import- 
ance of having all the scholars punctually in their places at 
the opening of the school. But teachers alone cannot reme- 
dy this evil. We ask the earnest attention of parents to aid 
in the improvement of the schools in this respect. We would 
call special attention to the fact that only sixty-six per cent, 
of the whole number of scholars in town have regularly at- 
tended the public schools. This would probably have been 
increased ro seventy-six per rent, if then 1 had bean a session 
daring the Till term in the North Primarv and Argilla. Esti- 
mating that the number attending school over 15 years of 
qualto the number that have attended private schools, 



we still find there has been twenty-four per cent, of non-at- 
tendance.' 

I- there no way to bring home to the hearts of intelligent 
fathers and mothers their responsibilities in this matter of ir- 
regular attendance of all their children in the schools? What 

can be expected but an alarming amount of igi md 

vice, if nearly one-fourth of our children are kept from the 
schools? Every parent, certainly, _'.t to d 
education for his or her child which our give. 

A regular and pun - to the 

scholar m ; and stim faithfa In :he 

discharge of duty. The scholar who is absent one or two 
days in a week, or is out of school for one term in the ; 
lose ?rest in study, falls behind his . , nd _ets 

slip-shod habits which cling to him through life. Xo E 
can succeed who is habitually ir in a 

ance. Do not imagine that the child who fails to attend 
school, or who is an habitu . tut, i ; . - ring no edu 

tion. Every day t their I .y are les- 

sons which finally lead to vice ad ruin. 

We are pleased to note that : of our school registers 

show an improvement in reg rd to parents and friends visit- 
ing the schools. This subject has been repeatedly brought 
before the people, and we would urge its importance, for we 
know that the presence of familiar faces and the approbation 
of parents and friends (when it is 

agement to both teacher and scholars. All good teachers de- 
sire it It is the best place to mab the acqo tan 
several teachers and witne leir ma ment and their 

manners and bearing toward the : r their charge. 

If no actual pi ! isu I i .-013 

that a conscientious regard for the discharge of duty and a 
parental i in the welfare of one's own .-n ought 

to make the itations mure frequent. The visits 

committee are liable to be 1 simply 

the visits of parents might naturally be c( an ex- 

pression of their love a: h regard for the happi and 

welfare of their children. A kind and loving word of 



couragement, reproof or warning from parents could not but 
be salutary. Try it parents: practice it often and you will 
find yourselves more and more interested in your school* than- 

n have ever been before. Your committee in their visits 
ro the schools, on all convenient occasions endeavor to give 
to the children such advice, encouragement, and instruction, 
relating to their deportment, their morals and their studies, 
as the circumstances seem to require. 

The first want of every district is a comfortable and invit 
ing school house. 

From absolute necessity we have been obliged to do more 
to our school houses than we designed to do. Most of our 
fellow citizens are fully aware of the circumstances which 
med to demand immediate and prompt attention. But we 
feel fully satisfied and confident that what has been done 
was well done, and wisely done, and a full equivalent ob- 
tained for all the labor and expense 'ing it. When we 
think how large a portion of the time of our children is spent 
in the school-house : time when the bodv is growing, when 
the mind is expanding, when the tastes are forming, we see 
how important it is that they should be adapted to all these 
conditions of the young being : spacious in their dimensions, 
comfortable in their sittings, properly lighted, equally warmed 
in winter, equally cool in summer, well ventilated, neatly 
ornamented, easy to be cleaned, and fitted with all the furni- 
ture and helps suited to communicate a knowledge of the 
studies pursued. Economy is not to be measured by the 
amount of money expended, but by its application. It may 
be economical to use much, or extravagant to use little for 
the same object. This axiom is particularly applicable to 
appropriations for school> — u There is that scattereth, and yet 
increaseth : and then- is that withholdeth more than is meet. 
but it tendeth to poverty.'" 

By a vote of the t »wn the Selectmen wer<- instructed to 
re a Bite and remove the North District school-house. 
In attempting to carry out their instructions the bottom of 
build. und to be bo much d an 

ttODI. F< r - past th*' BChools in this 



district have been very much crowded for want of room ; 
especial]) 7 the Primary School, from eighty-five to ninety schol- 
ars occupying a room about twenty-five feet square. There 
was an immediate necessity for more ample accommodations. 
A new Primary school-house must be built or the present 
building remodelled and enlarged. The unanimous opinion 
of the Selectmen and School Committee was, that it would 
be best economy to enlarge the present building, which was 
done by the addition of twelve and one-half feet to its length ; 
by so doing the architectural appearance of the house was 
much improved and ample accommodations made for the pres- 
ent wants of the schools. And the necessity for building a 
Primary school-house was thus obviated. This school-house, 
now standing at the head of Central street, is in a very good 
condition and will compare favorably with the best in any of 
the neighboring towns ; pleasant in its location, easy of ac- 
cess, light, dry and airy, with ample yard room, neat and 
pleasant surroundings, and furnished with new and conven- 
ient furniture and other modern appliances. It will conven- 
iently accommodate about one hundred and twenty-five, and 
all its sittings are occupied. We are happy to know that 
what has been done gives the highest satisfaction and has the 
approbation of the community. 

The Argilla School-house has been removed out of the 
highway, the school-room enlarged, the whole building thor- 
oughly repaired and painted both inside and outside, and fur- 
nished with new furniture. It is now a neat, comfortable, 
cozy room, pleasant and well lighted, and ample in size to 
accommodate twenty-five scholars ; a small building for fuel, 
etc., has been added to the premises. 

The school-house at the Village is not just what it should 
be and will soon need attention. 

The Appleton School-house is in bad condition, wholly un- 
fit to be used for a school. By reference to our statistics it 
will be seen that this is a very small school, too small to be 
interesting to teacher or scholars. The scholars often recite 
separately, or in a class of but two members, and must fail of 
the enthusiasm that is excited by contact with other minds. 



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They lack the stimulus that numbers give. There are few- 
teachers who can feel the highest interest when instructing a 
dozen scholars or less. For such schools it is difficult to se- 
cure teachers of experience and known ability. The com- 
mittee are unanimous in the opinion, that it would be better 
for the scholars of that school to attend some of the schools 
in the village. Cannot some arrangement be made by which 
this may be clone ? Let this subject receive the candid con- 
sideration of all who are interested. 

Good classification is essential both to efficiency and econo- 
my ; in order to secure this it is necessary to bring together 
under one roof a large number of pupils. 

By the noble generosity of Joseph L. Ross, Esq., a native 
of Ipswich, now of Boston, the Central Primary school-room 
has been furnished with a complete set of furniture, of the 
latest and most approved pattern, style and finish ; consisting 
of seventy-two desks with chairs, two teacher's desks and 
chairs, six visitor's chairs, five settee?, an elegant cabinet 
organ, a music-stand, and a set of Mason's music charts, and 
a set of Phil brick's phonic reading charts, a beautiful book- 
case, a handsome record book, -and several boxes of crayons 
and pencils ; also, a beautiful slate tablet for each of the sev- 
enty-two desks, the cost of the whole amounting to six hun- 
dred dollars, for which we ourselves, and our constituents, 
return our sincere thanks. This school-room may now be 
considered a model school-room as regards its appointments. 
This noble gift is highly appreciated by the town, and is a 
beautiful expression of the kindness and good will which the 
donor entertained for the place of his birth and early educa- 
tion, and will be a lasting monument and a testimonial of the 
kindness of his heart, embalming his memory in the hearts of 
the rising generation, who will be made happy by this kind 
act, and who will rise up and call him " blessed." His ex- 
ample is worthy of imitation. 

It is not our intention to speak critically of the various 
studies pursued in our common schools; commendable pro* 
gre been made in all of them. We will call attention to 

a few of them. 



Reading stands first in importance as regards all literary 
and scientific attainments, and we cannot over-estimate its 
importance ; it is the door to all intellectual pursuits, and is 
essential to good scholarship. The reading in our schools is 
probably as good as in schools of the same grade elsewhere. 
To possess in a high degree the art of reading well, is an 
accomplishment which is worth all the trouble of acquisition ; 
when once possessed it enriches and gladdens the whole after 
life. This attainment, if made at all, must be made in child- 
hood and youth. Perhaps no one branch taught in our schools 
contributes so much to domestic happiness and social enjoy- 
ment as good reading. We wish that special efforts should 
be made for improvement in this branch the coming year. 

Spelling and defining should immediately follow reading, 
and form the same lesson, that the pupil may become familiar 
with words in common use, which are far more likely to be 
found in the reading lesson than in the columns of select 
words as arranged in the speller. Every scholar should have 
a slate and pencil to write or print the spoiling lesson. This 
will be a pleasant and profitable employment, disciplining the 
fingers, the eye, and is a good introduction to penmanship ; it 
will call the attention to every letter in the word and to the 
peculiar orthography of many of our words. There are so 
many anomalies in our language that good spelling is not to 
be acquired without great care and diligent study. Child- 
hood and youth is the best and most natural time for acquir- 
ing a knowledge of language, and unless correct spelling is 
then acquired, it is rarel} T , if ever acquired at all. In learn- 
ing to spell the blackboard and slate are very useful auxilia- 
ries. A scholar may spell a set lesson from the columns of 
the speller, very readily and correctly. Let the same scholar 
attempt to write a verse or paragraph from dictation and he 
will be very likely to write many of the most common words 
wrong. The committee have just had conclusive proof of 
this fact in the examination of the papers which were written 
by the candidates for admission to our High School. In con- 
nection with this subject the pupil should learn the vowels 



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and their different sounds, also the consonants, and some of 
the rules of orthography. 

A child "will very soon learn that A has four sounds, easily 
distinguished in these four words : name, call, class, farm, 
and so of the other vowels ; E having three sounds, I two ; 
two, U three. These elementary principles, if learned in 
childhood, will be remembered and will be always useful. 

Yocal music, singing, has been practiced to a limited extent 
in some of our schools for several years ; although it is not 
generally ranked among our school studies we should be glad 
to see it installed as a permanent branch of education, to be 
taught as a science and an art. Every child should be taught 
to sing. It is an art by which so much can be done to soften 
the asperities of the temper, to cheer the heart, to elevate 
and refine the taste, and to bring the faculties into a condi- 
tion favorable to their best action. It is an art which deserves 
the attention and commendation of all educators of the young 
and should be cultivated in every schoftl. If begun in early 
childhood, it will be ever after a source of enjoyment and 
a shield against those temptations which drag so many boys 
and young men down to degradation and ruin. It not only 
elevates and refines the taste, it also elevates and refines 
the soul. Training the voice in singing is a veiy good 
auxiliary to distinct articulation and modulation in reading. 
Other things being equal we should much prefer teachers 
who can give instruction in the science and art of music. 
Who does not love good singing? It is a rational enjoyment, 
moral and beneficial in its tendencies and results. It is val- 
uable as a science and as an accpomplishment, and it affords 
one of the > most attractive features in any public demon- 
stration. On all public occasions we are obliged to go out 
of town to get music, and sometimes we hire bands from 
towns of much smaller population than this. We think 
Ipswich ought to raise her own music; she undoubtedly has 
as good materia] as any other town. It is but a few months 
ago that the whole country was moved by music; thousands 
Were Bpent to hear it. Would it not he better for the minds, 

manners, and morals of our young people to give more atten- 



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tion to music ? Would not the time and money spent at the 
travelling minstrel concerts (which are well patronized) be 
more usefully and judiciously spent in associating together 
for mutual instruction and improvement in music ? We 
should like to see our young people interested in this subject. 
Geography. — This subject has received considerable atten- 
tion, and in some schools is well taught. As we remarked 
about spelling, so in geography, a scholar may answer most 
of the questions in the book and yet be very deficient in prac- 
tical knowledge. We think the only true way to receive a 
practical and critical knowledge of geography is to draw on 
the blackboard, slate, or paper, a map of the state, county, or 
territory under consideration. For instance : if the lesson 
be on the State of Maine, let the scholar draw a map of the 
State, delineating carefully the boundaries and all the natural 
features of the State ; such as the bays, harbors, islands, riv- 
ers, lakes, hills, mountains, etc.: also, locate the principal 
towns and cities. This will call attention to the ininutias, and 
serve to fix in the mind those little things which would oth- 
erwise pass unnoticed. It will also give a new interest and 
zest to the study. Studied in this way, the scholar will, vir- 
tually, travel over those parts of the world which he is study- 
ing. And in connection with this exercise his attention 
should be drawn to the location which each country occupies 
with respect to latitude and longitude ; this will lead the pu- 
pil to see the connection that climate and productions have 
with regard to latitude. This will furnish a fine opportunity 
for the careful and practical application of drawing, which is 
now, by law, considered as a common school study, and has 
been introduced into our Grammar School. We have seen 
maps drawn by pupils in our common schools which could 
scarcely be distinguished from lithographic drawing. This 
will also be a good introduction to perspective, mechanical, 
and mathematical drawing, which is now receiving in our 
large cities a great deal of attention. Let each scholar draw 
an outline map of some state or country every day, and the 
shape of each state and country drawn will be as well fixed in 
the mind as the shape of the different letters of the alphabet. 



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Drawing and writing are nearly allied, both being mechanical 
operations, requiring the discipline of the eye and hand, and 
they are mutually helpful to each other. One who can draw 
well can easily learn to write well. The penmanship in some 
of our schools was very good and it is noticeable that those 
who write the best draw the best. 

Arithmetic receives a large share of attention in all our 
schools, and perhaps is better taught than any other study, 
every body being convinced of the necessity of having some 
practical knowledge of numbers. 

Grammar. — In some of our schools this study has been suc- 
cessfully pursued and good progress been made. Teachers 
should call the attention of the pupils to the structure of 
sentences, the style of the different authors in the reading- 
books, the different use of words in different positions, and 
thus learn them to observe and note for themselves. If chil- 
dren heard and read correct language only, it would be per- 
fectly easy and natural for them to use good language. 

We cannot, consistently, close this report without saying a 
word on the subject of morals and manners. In our method 
of education we should not forget the necessity for moral as 
well as intellectual training. The cultivation of virtue in the 
hearts of our youth is of prime importance. A cultivated 
mind, stored with all knowledge, and capable of the highest 
mental effort, is only the more dangerous if it be not con- 
trolled by principle. The teaching, therefore, and the incul- 
cation of the principles of morality, the cultivation of refined 
and elevating feelings, of high and noble impulses, should 
hold a prominent place in our educational system. Every 
pupil should be early taught to discriminate between right 
and wrong, truth and error, wisdom and folly, and to cultivate 
a keen sense of all that is just and honorable. The whole 
chain of the moral virtues should be closely interwoven into 
warps of intellectual culture. In close connection with the 
teachings of morality is the instruction of good manners. 
General! iking, refinement of manners is a sure index of 

>vated, noble and generous feelings. Unrefined, coarse, and 
vulgar manners, untidy habits, in person and dress, profane 



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and obscene language, are poorly compensated for, even by a 
cultivated intellect. 

We have thus fulfilled our obligations to lay before our cit- 
izens a report of the schools and made such suggestions as 
we think of value to their future well-being. 



AARON COGSWELL, 
W. K. BELL, 
C. A. SAYWARD, 
Y. G. HURD, 



School 
Committee. 



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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, k, 



OF THE 



TOWN OP IPSWICH, 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING MARCH 1, 1874, 



IPSWICH : 
PRESS OF THE IPSWICH CHRONICLE. 

1874. 



REPORT. 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. 

TEACHEKS. 

Paid I. Lefavour, High school, $870 00 

M. A. Griffing, " assistant, 413 14 

C. H. Hammond, Grammar school, 1000 00 

Charles H. Goss, North North, 156 50 

Lizzie A. Tyler, South Intermediate, 450 00 

Hannah S. Lord, North " 450 00 

" " balance of last year, 130 00 

Lucy A. Perkins, Ross Primary, 400 00 

Susie Archie, u assistant, 300 00 

Hattie E. Noyes, South Primary, 400 00 

Sophia S. Nourse," North Primary, 400 00 

" " balance of last year, 99 00 

Abbie B. Lord, assistant, 110 00 

Susan M. Kimball, Appleton school, 168 00 

" " balance of last year, 78 00 

Livinia D. Gould, North primary, 54 00 

Allegra M. Manning, Candlewood, 237 80 

Carrie Lakeman, Argilla, 225 00 

Cyrus E. Foster, Linebrook. 245 00 

Charles H. Goss, " 70 00 

Cyrus E. Foster, Village primary, 56 25 



$6,312 69 



FUEL. 

Paid A. S. Howe, wood, 
Moses Peabody, " 

Joseph Marshall, wood and cutting, 
Albert S. Brown, " 
William Lord, " 
D. T. Perley, " 

1ST. H. Lavalette, " 
G. A. Brown, " 

George Prescott, " 
I. A. Sogers, 

Aaron Cogswell, " " 

Charles Pickard, " " 

Asa Lord 2nd, hauling wood, 
B. D. Appleton, wood and cutting, 
William G. Brown, coal, 
Lewis Wade, sawing wood, 
W. H. Lavalette, 
John Donovan, 
James Scott Jr., 
Aaron D. Wells, 
A. P. Felton, 



$10 00 


1 50 


3 75 


20 00 


5 33 


5 00 


3 50 


5 00 


5 25 


96-82 


2 50 


27 00 


1 50 


8 50 


199 72 


1 75 


1 75 


4 25 


7 83 


4 00 


3 33 



$418 28 



BUILDING PIPES AND CARE OP SCHOOL HOUSES. 

Paid Frank Stackpole, $25 00 

Arthur O. Pearson, 30 00 

Nathaniel B. Giles, 4 00 

Ellsworth Walton, 10 50 

A. Jewett, 10 25 

Lemuel C. Smith, 2 10 

D. W. Bradstreet, 2 50 

John Tyler, 5 75 

George W. Dawson, 16 00 

Daniel B. Blake, 10 00 

John G. Caldwell, 10 67 

Hurry Slic -jxr.-ou, 4 50 

John C. Donovan, 3 00 

Arthur EL Brown, 2 25 

George E. Smith, 4 50 

Lewis S. Ho? 5 00 



$146 02 



REPAIRS, &c. 



Paid Burdeti & Williams, dry paper, 
Asa Lord, nails, hinges, screws, etc., 
Russell & Archer, labor and materials, 
John A. Newman, " " 

John Low, land for Argilla house, 
Aaron Cogswell, surveying Gander hill, 
Daniel Clark, bell, wheel and hanging, 
Robert Stone, labor on blinds and gutters, 
screws, etc., 

A. Staniford, painting blinds, 
Asa Lord 2d, labor, 

William Kimball, cleaning well, 

John M. Dunnels, pump, 

Mark Newman, zinc, brooms, brushes, etc., 

John A. Newman, blind, trimming, etc., 

John H. Cogswell, lumber, 

Webster Smith, gutter irons, 

Joseph Marshall, glass, 

Mary Butler, cleaning, 

Cyrus E. Foster, broom, brush, etc., 

I. Flitner, chalk, etc., 

E. W. Choate, labor on platform, 

James T. Butler, labor on well, 

B. D. Appleton, lumber and nails, 

Eben Kimball, labor on chimney, No. No. 

" « " Appleton, 

Alvan Story, " Argilla, 

E. Plourf & Son, stove, broom, pails, etc, 
William Willcomb, chalk, etc., 
Alfred Norman, setting glass, 
Andrew Geyer, crayons, 
E. Cogswell & Son, brush and broom, 
J. L. Hammatt, slating, 



$6 27 
60 68 
36 02 
15 41 
40 00 
12 00 

6 00 

24 37 

22 35 

3 25 

5 00 
12 00 
14 84 

7 55 
2 40 
1 25 

25 

6 00 



62 
00 
50 
25 
80 
8 25 

2 50 
12 00 
59 10 

4 14 
1 00 

3 00 
95 

18 00 



$399 78 



$7276 77 



6 

CURRENT EXPENSES. 

TOWN HOUSE. 

Paid Russell & Archer, labor and materials, $40 14 

John A. Newman, locks, bolts, nails, &c, 6 02 

George P. Smith, labor and materials, 7 50 

E. W. Choate, repairing settees, 2 25 

Sidney Smith, sawing wood, 1 00 

N. H. Lavalette, wood, 18 00 

Caleb Lord, wood, 2 25 

Moses Peabody, wood, 2 19 

William Kimball, wood, 6 18 

Jacob Low, setting glass, 7 10 





48 


12 


00 


1 


40 



$92 63 



John H. Varrell, taking census of children, 

militia and dogs, 22 50 

Joseph Spiller, notifying representative of 
election, 

William T. Averill, ringing bell, 25 00 

Asher Blake, care of town clock and repairs, 24 00 ^ 



SMALL POX. 

Nathaniel Burnham, carrying the doctor to 

Plum Island, 3 00 

Daniel Lord, furniture for house, 15 01 

Mark Newman, stoves, &c, 24 52 

William G. Brown, coal, 2 50 

Manasseh Brown, rent of house, 100 00 

Y. Gr. Hurd, medical services, 5 00 



$150 03 



Eastern R. R., freight on drain pipe, 

Johonnot & Saunders, hand cuffs, 

Thomas L. Jewett, police badge, 1 4Q ^ 13 88 

Jonathan Sargent, postage and travelling 

16 70 

expenses, 

John H. Cogswell, travelling expenses iu 

procuring hook and ladder truck, 11 70 

A. B. Fellows, travelling expenses, do. 11 30 



Paid C. A. Sayward, postage and travelling ex- 
penses as School Committee, Selectman 
and Overseer, 
A. B. Fellows, travelling expenses, 
Edward G. Hull, " 

CEMETERIES. 

S. R. Harris, labor and teaming, 
Edwin Lord, " 

Foster Russell, labor on steps, 
F. A. Wait, labor, trees, etc., 
Isaac Lord, " 
Isaac Knowlton, maple trees, 
Charles H. Cutter, painting steps, 
John H. Cogswell, lumber, 
George B. Paddock, bier, 

RESERVOIR. 

"William Kimball, labor, 
William Lord, labor, 
Wallace Kimball, labor, 
Benjamin Whittier, labor, 
James A. Lord, labor, 
Moses Spiller, labor, 
John H. Cogswell, lumber, 
Daniel L. Hodgkins, lumber, 
Fred Willcomb, nails, 

Paid E. L. Davenport, printing town and 

school reports, 144 00 

E. L. Davenport, advertising assessors 7 notice, 5 50 
" " print'g tax bills, notices, etc. 8 00 

" " printing summonses, 2 50 

W. K. Bell, horse hire school committee, 

" " postage and blanks, 
C. G. Spiller, distributing town reports, 
Israel K. Jewett, stationery, 
George F. King, stationery, 
Andrew Geyer, stationery, 



38 15 


10 00 


2 70 


$19 25 


89 00 


81 58 


18 50 


32 50 


5 00 


3 75 


116 13 


8 00 


21 25 


18 75 


21 25 


16 25 


17 50 


3 00 


7 69 


7 30 


1 05 



3 


50 


4 25 




50 


2 


85 


4 


00 


1 


50 



$90 55 



$373 71 



$114 04 



160 00 



16 60 



8 

MONUMENT. 

Paid W. P. Ross, hauling gravel, 2 50 

Thomas T. Chapman, labor, 1 87 

P. A. Wait, labor and team, 3 75 

Jacob Low, painting fence, 3Q T3 

J. P. Clisby, painting guide boards 7 00 

John Doyle, labor on hay scales, 2 00 

Theodore Andrews, selling gravel pit, 9 25 

S. Upton, summoning witness, 3 04 

John H. Cogswell, lumber for buoys, 2 16 

Melzard Poor, iron work for buoys, 11 38 

E. J. Grant, care of buoys last year, 30 00 

" " ring bolts, 5 00 

Kichard Lakeman, care of buoys, 15 00 

Thomas Jewett, " 15 00 

STREET LAMPS. 

Paid John Roberts, lighting last year, $82 06 

u « u 344 35 



Samuel S. Walker & Co., oil, 157 09 

Homer, Lane & Co., chimneys and wicks, 9 05 

F. O. Dewey, " " 6 50 
Mark Newman, chimneys, wicks and repairs, 28 67 

T. E. Condon, matches, chimneys, etc. 2 70 

Eastern Railroad, freight on oil, 8 85 

John Grant, setting post, 1 2 ° 

Eben Eowler, painting hearse, 35 00 

C. W. Chapman, repairs on hearse, 173 48 

George B. Paddock, setting glass, 50 

M Carter & Son, damage on road, 5 00 

T 1 IT.1, « " 20 00 

John Hale, 

Daniel G. Chapman, damage on road, 40 "V 

Jos. Spiller, witness fees in Marshall case, 32 40 

J. 1). Cross, expense of jury to Ipswich, 10 00 



38 85 



21 29 



78 54 



640 52 



208 98 



50 00 



42 40 



9 



Paid Noyes & Willcomb, expressing, 
Warren Boynton, " 

Calvin Batcheller, teaming, 



Harrison Smith, care of Town house, attend- 
ance on selectmen, etc., 31 75 
Harrison Smith, board of prisoners, 10 50 



18 


05 


12 05 


5 


70 



35 80 



42 25 



Total, $2,242 65 



'FEES AND SALARIES, 

Paid Webster Smith, salary as road com'r. $100 00 
G. A. Brown, " " 100 00 

K S. Kimball, " " 100 00 



C. A. Sayward, salary as selectman, assess- 
or, and overseer, 100 00 

A. B. Fellows, salary as selectman, assess- 
or, and overseer, 100 00 

E. G. Hull, salary as selectman, assessor, 

and overseer, 100 00 



Jonathan Sargent, balance salary as treas- 
urer and collector for last year, 175 00 

Jonathan Sargent, salary as treasurer and 

collector, 300 00 



W. K. Bell, salary as school committee, 34 00 

Aaron Cogswell, « " 1872, 30 00 

C. A. Sayward, " " 2 years, 60 00 

Y. G. Hurd. « " 15 00 



W. K. Bell, salary as town clerk, 50 00 

" recording deaths and marriages, 15 55 



$300 00 



300 00 



475 00 



139 00 



10 

Paid W. K. Bell, recording births, 40 50 

" " fees in truant cases, 18 85 

Harrison Smith, salary as lockup keeper, 45 00 

Nath'l Burnharn, police services on clam flats, 160 00 

Joseph Spiller, police services two years, 70 60 

Thomas C. Tilton, " 20 00 

K C. Perkins, " 7 25 

James P. Butler, " 45 25 

Ezra W. Lord, " H 50 

T. B. Palls, " 22 25 

Harrison Smith, " 12 00 

George W. Sliurburn, " 5 75 

Edward G. Hull, " 4 75 

David P. Dow, " 5 25 

Moses Spiller, " 50 

K A. Dickinson, " 6 50 

Thos. L. Jewett Jr., " 12 50 

Webster Smith, " 15 00 



9 50 


4 75 


3 00 


2 25 



124 90 
45 00 



425 10 
33 20 



Josiah Lord Jr., services as truant officer, 30 00 
Joseph Spiller, fees in truant cases, 3 20 

James P. Butler, notifying town officers 

and meetings, 1° 00 

Edward Brown, notifying meetings, 10 00 

N. C. Perkins, " " 5 00 

Daniel Clark, returning deaths, 

Wm. T. Averill, " " 

Y. G. Hurd, " " 

David P. Dow, " 

19 50 

Total, J1891 70 



30 00 



11 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Paid Asa Lord, oil, chimneys, etc. $6 20 

J. Stackpole, oil, 2 00 

J. A. Newman, locks and keys H. & L. room, 5 50 
Daniel Lord, furniture " 

Alfred Norman, painting, paint, etc. 
James W. Bond, labor on engine hose, 

George Barker, hub covers H. & L. truck, 
F. H. Burnham, hauling H. & L. truck from 

Charlestown, 
E. Lord, hauling engine to Danvers, 

Nathaniel Clark, cleaning hose, 

Charles W. Brown, care of engine No. 1, 

Stephen Baker, " No. 2, 

Warren Engine Co., 48 men, 
BarDicoat " 50 men, 

Hook & Ladder Co., 16 men, 
Six Engineers, 
J. W. Bond, clerk of engineers, 

E. Cogswell & Son, supplies for men at fire, 
J. E. Tenney, watching fire, 
J. E. Kinsman, " 
Alfred Norman, " 
James E. Butler, " 

I. K. Jewett, blank book and envelopes, 
Mark Newman, lamp, lanterns, etc., 
J. A. Newman, locks and keys, 
John H. Cogswell, lumber, 

James Boyd & Son, hose, 

J. P. Clisby, painting Warren engine, 

Webster Smith, repairs, 

Benjamin H. Smith, repairs, 

George B. Paddock, repairs, 

Oliver Underbill, rent of land, 3 00 



49 65 


58 97 


5 50 


5 00 


u 
15 00 


5 00 


5 00 


18 00 


8 00 


200 00 


150 00 


64 00 


24 00 


2 00 


7 82 


1 25 


1 25 


1 25 


2 50 


1 00 


6 20 


16 00 


71 56 


544 00 


125 00 


75 


3 75 


1 50 



127 82 



25 00 



31 00 



440 00 



14 07 



94 76 



675 00 



12 

Fred Mitchell, rent of land, 

James P. Jewett, " " 

19 00 

Eobert Jordan & Co., rubber suits, 

John S. Glover, coal, 

Samuel F. Foss, setting glass, 

— So 51 

Total, $1510 16 



8 00 
8 00 


68 78 

13 23 

1 50 



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POOK DEPAETIENT. 

Paid Susan Baker, funeral expense of A. Holmes, $10 00 
Joseph Willcomb, " " 8 50 

Daniel Clark, coffin, 25 00 

John L. Dickinson, wood, 
K H. Lavalette, " 

Nathaniel Foster, " 
I. A. Eogers, " 

Newburyport, supplies to Pickard, Wallace, 

and Fuller, 278 17 

Salem, supplies to Mrs. Barker and Durgin, 109 08 
Georgetown, " Thomas Peabody, 200 50 

Boston, " Ann Andrews, 16 50 



16 


00 


25 


50 


4 


50 


24 


00 



Asa Lord, partial supplies, 

George H. Dixon, " 

I. K. Jewett, " 

Fred Willcomb, " 

A. S. Hills, 

E. Cogswell & Son," ™ ™ QQ 

I. H. Franklin, medical attendance, 

I. Flitner, 

Charles Palmer, u " ™ uu ^ 



9 


00 


30 


00 


8 


00 


20 


00 


68 


00 


12 


00 


30 00 


1 


90 


16 00 



43 50 



70 00 



604 25 



13 



Lewis Choate, rent of wood shed, 
W. P. Boss, delivering wood, 
J. A. Newman, lock, 
Mark Newman, stove lining, 

Oliver Underbill, rent 
J. W. Bond, " 

Sarali Kimball, " 
Charles Kimball, u 
George H. Brocklebank, rent, 
John Hoyt, " 

Mary J. Caldwell, " 

Elizabeth Hovey, ^ 



Wore ester lunatic hospital board of M. A, 

Graves, etc. 
Westboro reform school, board of John 

Sullivan, 

C. A. Sayward, expenses moving M. A. 

Graves from Worcester, 
A. B. Bellows, expenses moving M. A. 

Graves from Worcester, 
James B. Butler, moving pauper to state 

alms house, 



12 00 


10 89 


42 


1 00 


30 00 


42 00 


22 50 


22 50 


S 00 


4 00 


12 00 


65 00 


83 55 


3 07 


10 45 


4 20 


10 85 



John S. Glover, coal, 52 34 

William G. Brown, coal, 40 15 



24 31 



206 00 



86 62 



25 50 



Eastern B. B., fare of poor travelers last yc 


iar, 13 80 


92 49 
13 80 


Fa rm, board of twenty-six poor travelers, 

at $.75, 
Harrison Smith, care of tramps, 


19 50 

20 10 


" " bread, 


99 




T. E. Condon, bread and cheese, 


5 40 




Eastern railroad fare, 


12 25 




W. S. Bussell & Co., blankets, 


6 00 


64 24 






Total, 


$1425 61 


CB. 






By amount paid by citv of Newburyport, 
" " " Haverhill, 


$123 81 
45 00 





14 

By amount paid by Groveland, 41 50 

« " North Andover, 18 22 

« " Salem, 51 87 

" ' " Rockport, 36 11 

" due from Westford, 48 62 

" of wood on hand, 96 00 



461 IS 



Balance, ^64 48 



HIGHWAYS. 

CLEARING SNOW. 

Paid Joseph Horton, $ 80 54 

Isaac Ruzzell, 14 30 

Patrick Riley, 6 00 

Geo. W. Warner, 1 83 

Daniel Kimball, 40 15 

N. C. Perkins, 21 1(> 

W. H. Kinsman, 50 39 

Albert S. Brown, 69 30 

John J. Gould, 49 41 

William F. Conant, 20 30 

Thomas Low, 18 59 

Hervey Whipple, 22 37 

A. A. Rutherford, 32 96 

99 7S 

Manasseh Brown, jr., ** ia 

Luther Lord, U 60 

Asa Lord, jr., 21 89 

Joseph Huckins, 

Joseph Kinsman, iUZ «? 

N. H. Lavalette, 8 9o 

Joseph Marshall, 37 02 

Gardner A. Brown, 1()1 2 £ 

Warren Nourse, '*' 



15 



Paid William Seward, 
Charles Smith, 
W. B. Kinsman, 
Benjamin D. Appleton, 
Lewis Dickinson, 
John L. Dickinson, 
John Low, 
John A. Burnham, 
J. S. Potter, 
Manasseh Brown, 
Oliver Underbill, 
Joel Tibbetts, 
Thomas R. Lord, 
George Barker, 
William Kimball, 
Cornelius Cronan, 
Joseph King, 
Alvan Story, 
John A. Garvin, 
Luke Murray, 
Patrick Riley, 
K P. Smith, 
Willard Harris, 
Samuel P. Rutherford, 
David Russell, 
Michael Laffy, 
Thomas and Charles Warner, 
Andrew Low, 
John Harriman, 
Nathan D. Dodge, 
S. P. Smith, 
Henry Noyes, 
Milton B. Shattuck, 
I. A. Rogers, 
John Brady, 
William Goodhue, 
David T. Perley, 
Daniel G. Chapman, 
William Lakeman, 
Joseph Mali on, 
Michael McDonald, 



9 30 


27 43 


45 90 


4G 35 


2 20 


7 30 


18 00 


9 00 


39 00 


38 40 


21 95 


1 10 


5 20 


3 00 


6 60 


4 SO 


3 20 


27 32 


13 40 


2 20 


4 20 


2 80 


S 85 


3 20 


3 60 


1 00 


8 70 


21 40 


4 80 


3 60 


10 80 


7 10 


4 40 


22 20 


9 40 


10 35 


30 64 


2 00 


4 80 


1 00 


9 40 



16 



Paid Jeremiah Sullivan, & 20 

Joseph Smith Jr., 1 6(> 

George P. Dow, m 

Edward Lord, 8 40 ' 

Thomas Roberts, 22 80 
Charles Thompson, . 1 60 

William H. Burnham, 6 20 

Aaron F. Brown, 32 55 

Everett K. Brown, 35 57 

James McGuire, 8 - 80 

Asa P. Stone, 21 4T 

John Patch, 28 15 

William T. Cross, 27 45 

Tyler Caldwell, 14 80 

Samuel Conant, 25 6Q 

John B. Caverly, 22 37 

Justin J. Hull, 1 50 

Andrew Russell, 1 8 ^ 

Larry Aspell, 4 °& 

John Brown, 51 70 

Aaron Hubbard, 1 ^0 

George W. Fall, 7 00 

Moses Peabody, 6 42 

Daniel W. Kimball, 13 00 

Emerson Howe, ^0 ™ 

Isaiah Rogers, 4 30 

John Galbraith, 10 20 ' 

William H. Brocklebank,. 80 

Charles B. Guilford, 3 40 

Jacob Scanks, 46 82 

J. L. Keating, 3 20 

E. N. Brown, 18 50 

J. W. Chapman, 4 60 

W. P. Pickard, 7 60 

Eugene Sullivan, 6 8(> 

George T. Lord, 5 90 

William Lord, 7 20 

Daniel 0. Collins, 10 0(> 

Ufred Manning, 21 70 

Alfred F. Manning, 29 00 

William P. Ross, 26 10 



17 



Paid Augustine Brown, 
James Archibald, 
J. B. Tenney, 
S. R. Smith, 
George Woodbury, 
Daniel W. Appleton, 
Joseph B/. Wilson, 
W. D. B racket t, 
David Russell, 
Michael Dunn, 
William Fall, 
Austin Manning, 
George Harris, 
George Fellows, 
Smith E. Hayes, 
Eben Fall, 
Alden Story, 
John Spiller, 
William F. Conant, 
Elias C. Conant, 
Jacob C. Conant, 
Joseph Conant, 
George W. Bowen, 
E. J. Goodwin, 
William Chapman, 
George Low, 
George T. Lord, 
Alvan T. Guilford, 
George Tenney, 
George Russell, 
W. S. Todd, 
James H. Wiley, 
Jeremiah Spiller, 
A. B. Fellows, 
Augustine Stone, 
Samuel Gordon, 
Moses Clark, 
John W. Carr, 
Charles W. Wait, 
T. L. Gwinn, 
Hardy M. Beck, 



31 


95 


4 


00 


15 


72 




90 


5 


70 


21 


90 


3 


30 


7 


10 


16 


70 


1 


40 


3 


80 


9 


70 


22 


40 


33 


35 


7 


60 


18 


90 


47 40 


1 


30 


4 


80 


4 


20 


1 


40 


1 


30 


1 


40 


16 


20 


1 


00 


20 


84 


1 


80 


1 


05 


3 


10 


1 


SO 


2 


80 


3 


85 


5 


00 


15 


20 


7 


50 


12 


60 


1 


60 




80 


1 40 


2 


60 


3 


70 



18 

16 00 

Paid Moses Chapman, 5 g() 

George W. Stone, g 90 

Thomas B>. Gould, 2 20 

E. SpiUer, 6 60 

James Scott, 2 60 

Thomas Jewett, 2 60 

Abraham Lummus, g ^ 

James P. Butler, 2 90 

Benjamin Hart, 4 gQ 

Henry A. Lord, 5 62 

W. B. Copp, 3 55 

David Poster, 3 60 

John C. Tibbetts, g 00 

J. P. Aherman, 3 50 

John Doyle, 2 40 

H. A. Pall, 2 60 

Henry A. Jewett, 3 g0 

Joseph Leno, 28 70 

L. C. bourse, 2,335 56 

LABOR. 

$25 00 

Paid Albert S. Brown, 4 0Q 

George Woodbury,^ u 0Q 

Manasseh Brown, jr. 12 50 

Joseph Huckins, ^ ^ 

Joseph Marshall, 34 ^ 

Gardner A. Brown, lg Q1 

William Plummer, g 40 

Benjamin Whittier, 3 ^ 

Stephen R. Harris, 6 Q() 

John W. Rutherford, 15 QQ 

Alfred P. Clark, 13 5Q 

George W. Barker, 6 00 

John O. Tibbetts, 7 g7 

James O. Grant, ^ ^ 

George W. Fall, 14 62 

Nathaniel L. Clark, ^ g 7 

Thomas Low, 4 qq 

»rge Tenney, 6 00 
A. A. Kutherford, 



19 

Paid W. P. Pickard, 15 75 

Edward Lord, 30 00 

Joseph A. Brown, 19 75 

William F. Conant, 31 00 

Frank Smith, 10 45 

W. H. Lavalette, 8 00 

Joseph Fowler, 6 00 

Henry A. Jewett, 1 75 

George Eussell, 4 00 

W. S. Todd, 8 50 

Moses Chapman, 5 00 

Tyler Caldwell, 3 37 

Jacob Scanks, 39 75 

John E. Patch, 52 50 

James H. Wiley, 13 50 

J. F. Kinsman, 6 00 

W. B. Copp, 24 50 

Isaiah Eogers, 17 00 

Everett K. Brown, 9 75 

George E. Lord, 10 50 

Smith E. Hayes, 4 50 

L. W. Mallard, 2 00 

Aaron F. Brown, 5 31 

William Chapman, 9 00 

William Kimball, 9 00 



Elias C. Conant, 13 50 

K H. Lavalette, 21 50 

Thomas T. Chapman, 1 25 

Thomas Doyle, 6 00 

John Patch, 6 50 

John Brady, 6 00 

Luther Lord, 41 42 

David Eussell, 10 00 

James F. Butler, 21 37 

Asa Burnham, 3 10 

Joseph Marshall, 21 25 

Asa P. Stone, 11 15 

N. C. Perkins, 63 37 

Daniel O. Collins, 12 00 

William P. Eoss, 66 75 

William H. Fall, 4 00 



20 



Paid James Scott, jr., 
Augustine Brown, 
Frank A. Wait, 
J. B. Mitchell, 
Joseph Kinsman, 
James Galbraith, 
• Andrew Russell, 
Robert Stone, 
Michael Dunn, 
Cyrus W. Conant, 
Jacob C. Con ant, 
Joseph Conant, 
Richard Lak email, 
George Barker, 
Augustine Stone, 
Patrick Riley, 
Thomas D. Gould, 
"William Walton, 
Thomas Jewett, 
George T. Lord, 
David Poster, 
Nathaniel Harris, 
William T. Cross, 
William Ready, 
J. W. Chapman, 
John Mooar, 
I. A. Rogers, 
W. B. Kinsman, 
E. J. Goodwin, 
James II. Taylor, 
Eben Pall, 
Oliver Underbill, 
0. C. Smith, 
Albert S. Brown, 
W. B. Spiller, 
J. B. Tenney, 
Emerson Howe, 
A. T. Guilford, 
Charles B. Guilford, 
John Morley, 
John A. Burnham, 



9 


87 


15 


76 


36 12 


46 


70 


11 


50 


8 


05 


7 


00 


56 


75 


18 


.00 


6 


00 


7 


00 


7 


00 


10 


80 


3 


75 


5 


62 


10 50 


7 


87 


13 


50 


2 


25 


6 


00 


4 


00 


32 


00 


4 


00 


12 


75 


6 


00 


4 


00 


14 00 


22 


50 


4 


00 


13 00 


8 


37 


19 


75 


25 


00 


111 


75 


5 


00 


5 00 


15 00 


2 


00 


2 


80 


3 


17 


9 00 



21 



Paid Uriah Copp, 
Joseph Fowler, 
Daniel W. Kimball, 
Warren Nourse, 
Daniel S. Russell, 
David Berry, 
Abraham Lummus, 
Benjamin D. Appleton, 
Luther Nourse, 
* Michael Eeddy, 
John Holmes, 
Benjamin Hart, 
George W. Stone, 
Nathaniel Archer, 
James Ready, 
William G. Brown, 
Asa Lord, jr., 
Levi B. Richer, 
Charles Smith, 



4 00 


5 00 


24 75 


1 50 


5 75 


20 25 


13 50 


10 10 


19 80 


4 75 


3 75 


2 00 


3 12 


8 75 


10 50 


28 50 


28 15 


2 31 


6 50 



$1,697 62 



COGSWELL, SAWYER AND WAINWRIGHT STREETS. 

Paid Henry F. Dunnells, gravel, $10 00 

Eben L. Thomas, gravel, 5 00 

Stephen R. Harris, labor and team, 8 75 

George W. Fall, " 17 88 

J. C. Safford, " 18 47 

Ira Worcester, " 32 37 

William P. Ross, " 42 00 

F. A. Wait, « 40 31 

Samuel Spiller, " 1 50 

W. H. Fall, " 20 25 

James O. Grant, labor, 15 18 

John Grant, " 18 66 

Nathaniel L. Clark, " 18 00 

Smith E. Hayes, " 14 00 

William Plummer, " 18 00 

Richard Lake man, " 12 55 

James F. Butler, " 18 00 

Jeremiah Spiller, " 12 50 



22 



u 



8 12 


17 70 


14 62 


25 31 


16 31 


6 00 


7 13 



Paid Tyler Caldwell, 
John Morley, 
James Safford, 
William George, 
Chas. W. George, " 
Aaron Cogswell, surveying, 
D. L. Hodgkins, railing, 



EAST STREET. 

Paid John Pingree, labor, $31 00 

Charles W. Wait, labor, 30 00 

John Doyle, " 24 75 

Dexter Mclntire, " 11 00 

W. W. Walton, " 17 00 

W. P. Crane, " 29 00 

James O. Grant, " 26 00 

James F. Butler, " 29 25 

Daniel P. Pingree, " 9 00 

John Grant, " 45 00 

Wm. E. Wait, " 11 80 

George W. Pierce, " 14 00 

Nathaniel Harris, labor and team, 5 00 

Wm. P. Ross, " 45 00 

Wm. A. Walton, " 39 00 

Jacob C. Safford, " 7 50 

Micajah Treadwell, " 15 00 

Asa Burnham, " 21 00 

I. Dodge, " 24 37 

Mrs. Ira Worcester, " 22 75 

Frank A. Wait, " 52 50 

E. W. Choate, railing, " 5 06 



418 61 



$517 98 



WIDENING VXD RAILING TURKEY SHORE ROAD. 

Paid John Doyle, for labor, $ 6 00 

James Scott, Jr., " 12 00 

Thomas Doyle, " 6 l)() 



23 

Paid Eugene Sullivan, " 
Wallace Kimball, " 
William G. Brown, " and team, 
Samuel Gordon, " " 

F. A. Wait, 
E. W. Choate, railing, 

Paid William G. Brown and others, gravel pit, $496 68 
James H. Wiley, gravel, 
Hannah S. Lord, " 
Mrs. L. Pickard, •< 
Henry F. Dunnels, " 
John R. Patch, stone, 

Thomas J. Roberts, 
Portland Stone Ware Co., drain pipe, 
New England Drain Pipe Co., drain pipe, 
Eastern Railroad, freight on drain pipe, 
Eben Kimball, cement, 

Webster Smith, sharpening picks, 
John A. Newman, pickaxes, etc., 
E. Cogswell & Son, nails, etc., 



BRIDGES. 

Paid James H. Wiley, labor, 

A. S. Howe, labor on railing, 
John Grant, labor on Warner's bridge, 
Robert Stone, labor on Willow Dale railing 
" " " Warner's railing, 

" " « Bull Brook " 

Edward Brown, labor on railing, 
Foster Russell, labor and lumber, 
John H. Cogswell, lumber, 
T. J. Roberts, stone for long causeway, 
Aaron Cogswell, surveving, 
M. Poor, iron work, 

Alexander McDole, labor on drain, 
Asa Lord, jr., " " 



6 00 


8 00 


5 00 


12 50 


25 75 


60 04 


496 68 


6 00 


23 91 


9 00 


10 00 


5 00 


16 20 


27 10 


84 00 


65 


60 


8 75 


5 10 


1 70 



10 25 


7 20 


6 


00 


5 


00 


37 


60 


40 


00 


o 
O 


00 


10 


93 


139 01 


123 


00 


9 


00 


3 


75 


5 00 


17 


25 



$141 29 



550 58 



128 55 



15 55 



395 24 



24 



Paid Luther Lord, 7 50 

Isaac Lord, 17 50 



47 25 



James Griffing, building wall near Cush- 

ings's, 160 50 

Charles W. Chapman, sharpening drills, 1 30 

William G. Brown, stone, , 62 00 



223 80 



Total, $6,472 13 



< * — *- 



TOWN FAEM. 

DR. 

Paid Whittemore Bros., hay seed, shovels, rakes, $35 08 

John A. Newman, ax, knives, locks, etc., »10 67 ^ 

Mark Newman, furnace and piping, 

Eben Kimball, setting furnace, 78 °° $52g Q0 



William G. Brown, coal, 
" u team, 



Webster Smith, blacksmith work, 

" harrow, 

C. W. Chapman & Son, blacksmith work, 

Bl 0. Goodhue, " 

Mi) " 

■ Poor > $60 60 

-1. Damon, meal and corn, 

I. Blitner, medicta 

W. B. Tucker, medical attendance, o() 



450 


00 


78 00 


135 


06 


2 


00 


3 50 


14 00 


33 


37 


6 


14 


3 


59 


37 


35 


17 


60 


30 


00 


30 


00 



$137 66 



25 

Paid George Barker, harness, 50 00 

" whip and sponge, 1 20 

" collar, etc., 9 20 

A. Staniford, paint, 
Benj. Newman, paint, oils, etc., 
Mark Newman, tin ware, oil,*etc, 
Daniel Lord, chairs, bedsteads, etc., 

" paper and;carpet, 

E. Plouff & Son, tin ware, 

James Peatneld, pear trees, 
William Willcomb, « 

Foster Russell, labor on buildings, 
John H. Cogswell, lumber, 
Daniel L. Hodgkins, lumber, 

Benj. Noyes, drain pipe, 

Eastern Railroad, freight on drain pipe, 

Curtis Damon, groceries, 

Asa Lord, " 

T. E. Condon, " 

I. K. Jewett, " 

Fred. Willcomb, " 

A. S. Hills, " 

E. Cogswell & Son, groceries, 

S. N. Baker, jr., clothing, 
W. S. Russell & Co., dry goods, 
Aaron D. Wells, socks and yarn, 
J. S. Smiledge, boots and shoes, 
N. R. Wait, ^ " 

George W. Ellis* " 

Henry Wilson, oxen, 

Oliver Porter, bull, 

Jonathan Low, sheep, 

John F. Lord, difference in cows, 

Aaron Cogswell, calf, 



1 


89 


6 


70 


21 


90 


26 


70 


18 


82 


17 


49 


14 00 


4 


00 


84 


94 


59 


99 


34 68 


20 


75 




90 


113 89 


164 


55 


272 


26 


54 


14 


66 


49 


110 


04 


54 21 


12 31 


69 


36 


11 


74 


12 


75 


10 


00 


32 


70 


185 


00 


40 


00 


60 


00 


13 


50 


5 


00 



$60 40 



$93 50 
$18 00 

$179 61 
$21 65 



$835 58 



$148 S6 



$303 50 



26 



George H. Green, meat, 



34 27 



Joseph E. Bartlett, balance of salary 1872, 175 00 

" " for salary as super't, 200 00 

Frank Bodwell, labor, 82 50 

Edwin Bodwell, " 42 50 



Bills paid by superintendent, 
Decrease of personal property, 



701 12 
82 00 



$34 27 



500 00 



783 12 

$3,865 35 



CR 



By sales from Farm : — 
English hay, 
Salt hay and thatch, 
Potatoes, 
Barley, 
Calves, 
Lambs, 
Poultry, 

Butter, 

Milk, 

Pigs, 

Onions, 

Apples, 

Vegetables, 

Cider, 

Pasturing, 

Salt grass, 

Hides, 

Wool, 

Ox, 

Husks, 

Straw, 

Old iron, 

Soap grease, 

Teaming, 



$862 47 
171 25 
22 96 
15 25 
86 97 
48 00 

50 51 
35 65 

179 80 
71 87 
92 25 
31 50 

51 45 

19 64 
9 50 

20 00 
14 00 

6 58 

17 71 

100 00 

6 00 
12 00 

3 25 
5 64 

7 00 



27 

Damage by fire from Eastern Railroad, 20 00 
Two cords wood for poor, 16 00 

Board of Jacob Leatherland, 104 00 

Board of 26 poor travellers, at 75c, 19 50 

Balance, (being expense beyond income) 1,764 60 



$3,865 35 

The number of poor at the Alms-house is eighteen ; the average 
number for the year was seventeen. The average cost of support- 
ing them by the usual method of computation is three dollars and 
eight cents. 



28 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM, PRODUCE, ETC. 



1873. 



1874. 



Corn bushels, 

Barley " 

Beans " 

Potatoes " 

Rye " 

Roots " 

Beef barrels, 

Pork " 

Cider " 

Apples " 

Soap boxes, 

Ham pounds, 

Beef " 

Lard " 

Tallow " 

Butter " 

Euglish bay tons, 

Salt hay and black- 
grass " 

Salt hay, market . . " 

Corn fodder " 

Thatch " 

Straw " 

Rowen " 

Pickles 

Cabbages 



No. 


Value. 


/- — 
No, 


-> 
Value. 


r .... 

Increase. 


Decrease. 


150 


$150 00 


. 125 


$125 00 




$25 00 


25 


25 00 


20 


20 00 




5 00 


2 


4 00 








4 00 


250 


200 00 


150 


150 00 




50 00 


8 


8 00 








8 00 


100 


100 00 








100 00 


1 


17 00 








17 00 


4 


80 00 


x 2 


30 00 




50 00 


1 


6 00 


2 


11 00 


5 00 




2 


6 00 


1 


6 00 






2 


8 00 


3 


18 00 


10 00 




300 


42 00 


200 


30 00 




12 00 


75 


7 50 


50 


5 00 




2 50 


200 


30 00 


60 


9 00 




21 00 


50 


7 00 


30 


4 00 




3 00 


60 


24 00 


65 


29 00 


5 00 




20 


500 00 


16 


416 00 




84 00 


29 


406 00 


20 


280 00 




126 00 


15 


225 00 


14 


210 00 




15 00 


2! 
z 2 


20 00 








20 00 


13 


117 00 


21 


189 00 


72 00 




2 


40 00 


2 


40 00 






3 


60 00 




5 00 


5 00 


60 00 




9 00 




10 00 


1 00 






$2091 50 


$1587 00 


$98 00 


$602 50 



29 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM, STOCK, ETC. 

1873. 1874. 



No. Value. No. Value. Increase. Decrease. 

Oxen 4 450 00 5 525 00 75 00 

Cows 15 600 00 15 600 00 

Heifers 2 60 00 60 00 

Calves 3 36 00 36 00 

Yearlings 4 80 00 80 00 

Bull. 1 40 00 1 40 00 

Horses 2 430 00 2 430 00 

Sheep 7 63 00 17 153 00 90 00 

Fat hogs 2 54 00 54 00 

Shoats 6 12100 4 80 00 4100 

Fowls 60 30 00 65 32 50 2 50 

Turkeys 4 8 00 7 14 00 6 00 

Horse wagon 1 190 00 1 190 00 

Sleigh ' 1 40 00 1 40 00 

Ox wagons 2 170 00 2 170 00 

Ox Carts 2 100 00 2 100 00 

Mowing machine and harness, 1 124 00 1 124 00 

Plows 7 88 00 7 88 00 

Cultivator 1 5 00 1 5 00 

Harrow 1 7 0© 2' 2100 14 00 

Ox sled 1 15 00 1 15 00 

Cordsofwood 25 175 00 30 210 00 35 00 

Tons of coal 6 48 00 8 64 00 16 00 

Groceries 80 00 95 00 15 00 

Cloth 27 00 35 00 8 00 

Furniture and bedding 231 00 275 00 44 00 

Stoves 110 00 110 00 

Sewing Machine 1 40 00 1 40 00 

Winnowing mill 1 8 00 1 8 00 

Wheel rake 1 35 00 1 35 00 

Tools, etc 150 00 150 00 

Hay tedder 75 00 75 00 



$3496 00 $3918 50 $499 50 $77 00 



30 

EXPENSE AND INCOME EOR THE YEAE 1873. 







EXPENSES. 




Amount 


paid for Schools, 


$7,276 77 


a 


tt 


Current Expenses, 


2,242 65 


(( 


it 


Fees and Salaries, 


1,891 70 


(( 


it 


Fire Department, 


1,510 16 


a 


a 


Poor, 


964 50 


it 


a 


Highways, 


6,472 13 


a 


a 


Abatements, 


272 38 


a 


a 


Discount, 


742 88 


a 


a 


Interest on Town notes, 


1,490 68 


a 


(( 


Expense of Farm, 


1,764 60 


Balance 


(bein 


g income beyond expense), 


664 28 

flIOK oqo to 




i\pM*U j—- UJJ 1 o 






INCOME. 




Amount raised for Current Expenses, 


$20,668 35 




of income of Town House, 


135 50 




discount on County Tax, 


18 41 




Commonwealth School Fund, 


203 12 




Corporation and Banft Tax, 


3,424 54 




received of County Treasurer for 


dog 




licenses, 


213 16 


Amount received for Gravel pit, 


'* 225 00 


a 


u 


old hose, 


60 00 


a 


a 


Concert Licenses, 


12 00 


tt 


a 


A. Holmes' estate, 


40 00 


it 


u 


from gravel, 


'60 00 


a 


a 


" Turkey Shore Pasture, 4 00 


a 


It 


" use of Lock-up, 


9 50 


a 


a 


" income of Hay Scales, 135 74 


(t 


n 


" Railing, 


5 00 


it 


a 


" interest on Taxes, 


37 27 


a 


a 


u " Deposits, 


16 58 


tt 


a 


for Oil Barrels, 


6 80 


tt 


a 


from Z. Gushing, for fei 


ice, 17 76 

$25,292 73 



(t 



31 

JONATHAN SARGENT, Treasurer & Collector. 

DR. 

To cash on hand March 1, 1873, 
" uncollected taxes 1872, 
" State tax committed to him, 
" County tax " " 
" Town" " " " 

H Overlayings, 
" addition of taxes, 
" discount on County tax, 
u Commonwealth School Fund, 
u " reimbursement State Aid, 

" " Corporation Tax, 

" " Bank Tax, 

" Money hired on Town notes, 
" Dog Licenses, 
li Income of Town House, 
" Cash for hoard of Jacob Leatherland, 

" Gravel Pit, 

tt old Hose, 

" Concert Licenses, 

" from A. Holmes' estate, 

" " Eastern R. R., for damage by fire, 20 

" (t Z. Cushing, for building wall, 

" " " gravel, 

" " for rent Turkey Shore Pasture, 
" u for use of Lockup, 
" « from Haverhill, 
" " Eockport, 

" " Groveland, 

" " Salem, 

" " North Andover, 

" " Newburyport, 

" " D. Bradstreet, 

" " income of Hay Scales, 

" » old Railing, 

" " interest on Taxes, 

" " " Deposits, 

" " for oil barrels, 
" " State Aid refunded, 

" " sales from Parm, 



i< 



$129 22 


551 


71 


3,015 


00 


1,841 


00 


19,450 00 


1,195 


12 


23 


23 


18 41 


203 


12 


2,700 


00 


2,027 


35 


1,397 


19 


7,900 00 


213 16 


135 50 


104 


00 


225 


00 


60 


00 


12 


00 


40 


00 


re, 20 


00 


17 


76 


60 


00 


4 00 


9 


50 


45 


00 


36 


11 


41 


50 


51 


87 


18 


22 


123 


81 


24 


30 


135 


74 


5 


00 


37 27 


16 


58 


6 


80 


17 47 


1,005 88 




$42,917 82 



32 

CB. 

By orders drawn by the Selectmen, $23,873 62 

« « for State Aid, 2,708 00 

K Abatements, 272 38 

" Discount on taxes, 742 88 

" Principal paid on Town notes, 8,254 00 

" Interest * " 1,490 68 

" State Tax, 3,015 00 

" County Tax, 1,841 00 

" Valuation book, 14 06 

" Uncollected taxes, 562 10 

" Cash on hand March 1, 1874 7 142 10 



$42,917 82 



TOWN OF IPSWICH. IN BALANCE OP ALL ACCOUNTS. 

To notes payable, $21,106 00 

" Interest due and not paid, 131 25 

* Balance in favor of the Town. 26,178 02 



■$47,415 27 



CE, 

By cash in bands of Treasurer, $ 29 82 

« Uncollected taxes, r >62 10 

" Amount due from State on State lid, 8,048 00 

Salem, 89 12 

« •< « ' Bockpoxt, 36 11 



33 



To Amount due from Westford, 


48 


62 


" Farm, 


16,000 


00 


" Personal property at farm, 


5,506 


50 


" Town House and safes, 


2,350 


00 


" Engines, apparatus and houses, 


5,000 


00 


si Furniture and scales at Town House, 


100 


00 


" Woodland at Linebrook, 


100 


00 


" " Common Fields, 


65 


00 


" Turkey Shore pasture, 


100 


00 


" Gravel pit near S. Peatfield's, 


80 


00 


u " on Mount Pleasant, 


500 


00 


" " near Grammar School House, 


100 


00 


" " " J. C. Carlisle's, 


150 00 


" " " HayfiekVs bridge, 


25 00 


" « " W. J. Tarr's, 


125 


00 


" " " Candlewood, 


50 


00 


" Hay scales, 


800 


00 


" Pounds, 


100 


00 


" School Houses, 


12,500 


00 

$47,415 27 



Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES A. SAYWARD, ) Selectmen 
ALONZO B. FELLOWS, [• of 
EDWARD G. HULL, ) Ipswich. 

We the undersigned have examined the books of the several 
departments and find them correct, and all moneys paid out properly 
vouched for. 

LUTHER WAIT, ) 

HE^RY P. ORDWAY, y Auditors. 
5 THOMAS H. LORD, ) 



34 

Essex ss. To Either of the Constables of the Town of 

Ipswich, in said County : Greeting. 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are here- 
by required to notify and warn the legal voters of said town to meet 
at the town house on Tuesday, the twenty-fourth day of March, cur- 
rent, at nine o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to act upon the 
following articles, to wit : 

Article 1. To choose a moderator. 

Art. 2. To choose all necessary town officers and grant them 
such pay for their services as the town may think proper. 

Art. 3. To raise money for the support of the high and common 

schools. 

Art. 4. To raise money for the highways and determine the 

manner of apportioning the same. 

Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to 
defray all town charges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 6. To see what compensation shall be allowed the engine 
men the ensuing year. 

Art. 7. To see what discount, if any, shall be allowed to those 
persons who pay their taxes before the prescribed time of payment. 

Art. 8. So see if the town will authorize the treasurer to hire 
money in anticipation of taxes. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will authorize the treasurer, to renew 

notes that are now due. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will accept the list of jurors as pre- 
pared and posted by the selectmen. 

Art. 11. To see if the the town will authorize the selectmen to 
sell the gravel pit near the high school house. 

Art. 12. To hear the report of committees and act thereon. 
Art. 13. To see if the town will compensate Constable James E. 
Butler for services in arresting Marshall Dorman and Jeremiah 
Sullivan for burglaries committed in Ipswich. 

Art 14. To see what action the town will take in reference to 
winning the road from the house of William H. Kinsman to the 
Hamilton line, as ordered by the county commissioners on petition of 
I aacKnowlton and others, and appropriating money for the same. 
\i.-t 15. To see what action the town will take in reference to 
Btraishtening the Bojford road, as ordered by the county commis- 
,nerfl or, petition of John D. Cross and others, and appropriating 
money for the same. 



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Art. 16. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
building reservoirs, or any other way to provide water in case of fire, 
and appropriating money for the same. 

Art. 17. To see what action the town will take in reference to 
protecting the clam flats, and taking clams therefrom during the 
summer. 

Art. 18. To see what action the town will take in regard to build- 
ing a town house, and appropriating money for the same. 



And you are hereby directed to serve this warrant by publishing 
the same once in the Ipswich Chronicle, and posting up attested 
copies of the same at each of the meeting-houses, town house, and 
at the school house in the North North district, four days at least 
before the time of said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the town clerk, at the time and place of said 
meeting. 

Given under our hands this sixteenth day of March, A. D. 1874. 

CHAELES A. SAYWARD, ) 

ALONZO B. FELLOWS, t Selectmen of Ipswich. 

EDWARD G. HULL, ) 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF THE 



TOWN OP IPSWICH, 



FOR THE 



YEAE ENDING MARCH 1, 1874. 



IPSWICH : 
PRESS OF THE IPSWICH CHRONICLE. 

1874. 



REPORT. 



In conformity with custom and the requirements of law the 
School Committee of the town of Ipswich respectfully submit the 
following report : — 

Assessors are required hy law to ascertain each year the number 
of persons between the ages of 5 and 15 years who reside within 
their towns and cities on the first day of May ; and on or before the 
first days of July following, report the same to the school commit- 
tee. The number of such persons returned to the school committee 
was five hundred and eighteen. The number returned to the school 
committee in 1872 was five hundred and sixty, — a falling off of 42 in 
one year : — a state of things which the committee can hardly real- 
ize or account for. Of the 518 thus returned 508 are enrolled in 
the school registers. This record is almost too good to be true ; but 
if true, the school committee and the citizens generally have good 
reason to congratulate themselves in having a record so good. 

The committee feel relieved this year from the necessity of writ- 
ing a dissertation on the evils of truancy and absenteeism, which 
they have felt the necessity of doing for many years heretofore. 

But independent of the above fact, the school committee have 
great pleasure in being able to say that there has been a great im- 
provement in regard to punctual attendance, especially in the 
schools in she middle of the town. In the North, South and Cen- 
tral schools there were 21 scholars who were not absent from school 
during the past year ; 42 were not absent during the winter term ; 
and 45 were absent but one day during the year. The record though 
very gratifying to us, we hope will be better another year. 

Two things are requisite to make the education of the people 
complete : good schools and good attendance. Good schools will 



not suffice without attendance, nor will good attendance avail with- 
out good schools. To secure these two things is the problem of ed- 
ucation. 

The school committee are happy to have no occasion to discuss, 
pro or con, the subject of corporal punishment ; no extreme cases of 
its use having come to their knowledge. Little if any is now used 
in any of our schools. It is very evident that where the discipline 
is of a mild and conciliatory character, calculated to beget recipro- 
cal love between the teacher and the scholar, the interest in study 
and good behavior is far stronger and better, and the school-room 
becomes to the scholar a happy place. "As in water ^face answer- 
eth face, so the heart of man to man." The true discipline of the 
school-room is neither in the rod, nor in checks with loss of credits, 
but in the power of the teacher to enlist the love of the pupil and 
incite the desire of knowledge. A quiet moral power reigning in 
the school-room is far better than coercive measures. Its influence 
is more happy, effective and permanent. True wisdom and skill in 
school government consists in the prevention rather than punish- 
ment of offences, interesting and occupying pupils, cultivating the 
better feelings of their nature — truthfulness, generosity, kindness 
and self-respect. Refined manners, winning tones and an earnest 
spirit will exert a peculiar sway even upon the rudest and most un- 
mannerly youth. There is a silent power in the very face of a 
teacher beaming with love for his pupils and enthusiastic in his no- 
ble work. 

At no previous period in their history have our schools generally 
done better than during the past year. We have no unpleasant 
disturbances or bickerings to report, and we express our satisfaction 
in the good order, wholesome discipline, and cheerful obedience to 
rules, which generally prevail ; and also the kindly relations that 
exist between teacher and pupil. No school can succeed without 
order, but there is no order like that which comes from the cheerful 
co-operation of consenting minds. Those schools, therefore, are the 
most orderly where the teacher unites kindness with firmness, and 
appeals to reason, with reliance and authority. " Iron sharpeneth 
iron : so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend." 

Education is a progressive science, and it is hardly safe to assume 
that perfection has been reached in any of its departments. Great 
improvements have taken place in our schools during the last fifty 
years in the direction of discipline, methods of teaching, and the 
idea of education itself. 



Primary schools are often called the lowest grade of schools, but 
they are by no means the least important, for in them are laid the 
foundation for all future growth in scholarship. The teacher who 
has at command the best system, and the skill to use the best ap- 
pliances, will best succeed in shaping the intellectual development 
of the child. Knowledge cannot be poured into a child's mind 
like fluid from one vessel into another. The pupil is not a passive 
recipient, but an active, voluntary agent. It is the teacher's duty 
to propose and present knowledge to the pupil in such a manner 
that the mind of the pupil can appropriate and assimilate it to its 
own mental nourishment and growth. 

Children on the play-ground will learn in a very short time the 
intricacies of a game, — where to stand, when to run, what to say, 
how to count, and what are the laws and ethics of the game, — the 
whole requiring more intellectual effort than to learn two alphabets. 
Now, why is this ? The reason is, that for the one there is desire ; 
curiosity is awakened and an interest excited ; while against the 
other there is repugnance. Perhaps the best way of inspiring a 
young child with a desiring of learning to read, is, to read to him, 
at proper intervals, some interesting story, perfectly intelligible, yet 
as full of suggestions as of communication. Care should be taken, 
however, to leave off before the ardor of curiosity cools. A keen 
desire of learning is better than all external opportunities, because 
it will find or make opportunities, and then improve them. 



" The thirst that from the soul doth rise, 
Demands a drink divine." 



During the first two years of a child's life, he perceives, thinks 
and acquires something of a store of ideas without any reference to 
words or letters ; after this, a wonderful faculty of language begins 
to develop itself. Oral instruction is another useful and successful 
way to excite an interest and create a desire for knowledge. Wise 
teachers have always used it to a greater or less extent ; and 
although our teachers have no training school easily accessible, yet 
a teacher of earnest purpose might soon become proficient and ex- 
pert in giving instruction in this way. One short daily exercise of 
ten or fifteen minutes given by a teacher whose mind is well stored 
with useful information, would be of great benefit to the pupils. 
The topics brought up might, and should, take a great range, but 
they should be of a practical character, useful, interesting, and 
adapted to the capacity of the scholar ; subjects prompted by the 



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incidents and circumstances of daily occurrence, whether relating 
to manners, morals, or some branch of natural history or science; 
they should also be suggestive so as to awaken an interest in study. 
It would also be a great benefit to the teacher, " for he that water- 
eth shall be watered also himself." This topic leads us to speak of 
" object teaching," which is only another name for the right method 
of teaching every branch of elementary education. It is the natu- 
ral method aiming always to teach things and ideas in connection 
with words which are but signs of things and ideas. Children are 
busy observers of natural objects, and have many questions to ask 
about them ; but inquisitive observation is too often repressed in- 
stead of being encouraged and guid ed. The chief reason for this 
unnatural course is, that most parents and teachers think they are 
not in possession of the information which is needed for the guid- 
ance of children, or they excuse themselves for want of time. 

The volume of nature is ever wide open, inviting all her children 
to read her ample and instructive pages ; — which if read aright, 
point " through nature up to nature's God." Every leaf and flower, 
every stone and shell, every mountain and valley, no less than the 
starry firmament over our heads, shows the handiwork of the great 
Creator. A study of these things must tend to elevate and expand 
the mind and purify the heart. The prince and the peasant have 
here one common text-book. All are invited to consider the "lilies" 
of the field and learn wisdom of the " ant." A flower, a leaf, a 
shell, a feather, a blade of grass, might each of them furnish a topic 
for any skillful teacher to awaken the young mind, call out its pow- 
ers and fix the attention, excite the curiosity, and lead to habits of 
thought, enquiry and observation. It would also break up the dull 
routine of the school-room and excite a lively interest in everything 
around him. 

Shall all this be overlooked ? Would not this be as profitable 
and interesting and useful, and be attended with as happy results, 
as to require the child to repeat 5-8 of 32 are 10-6 of how many 
fifths of 20 ? 

Reading and spelling form the first steps in a course of educa- 
tion, l)(;ing the foundation upon which the superstructure of all fu- 
ture attainments in knowledge must stand. The ability to read 
well is a useful and valuable, accomplishment. It is the key which 
unlocks the door of the vast store-house of the world's literature. 
Much time, pains and skill are required in the early steps of in- 
struction to guard against bad habits of enunciation and pronuncia- 



tion. The example of the teacher is all-important in infusing into 
the pupil the spirit and grace of good reading. Children insensibly 
imitate, and if a teacher is particular about e nunciation and empha- 
sis we shall have more of that full, round and distinct tone of voice, 
with that natural ease and intonation essential to the proper utter- 
ance of the sentiments of an author. No piece can be well read 
which is not understood. Schools should be drilled upon the mean- 
ing of words, shades of thought and historical or other allusions. A 
child thus taught does not read with the eye and voice merely, but 
with the understanding also. Nothing is more difficult to eradicate, 
or more injurious to the mind, than the too common habit of read- 
ing as if the words were the most meaningless things in the world. 
The scholar should be taught that w ords represent ideas, and every 
word expresses some shade of thought. 

Justice requires us to add, that the reading at the annual exami- 
nation was generally good ; — the girls, more especially, excelling in 
emphasis and expression. T his we attribute; in part, to their taste 
for music, which tends to give flexibility to the voice as well as 
train the ear to proper modulation and expression. 

With regard to spelling, our schools should aim at perfection, 
if such a thing be possible, with the peculiarities of our lan- 
guage. The eye should become so familiar with the form of words 
as readily to detect mis takes from their unusual appearance. This 
can only be accomplished by writing words from dictation. Oral 
instruction alone can never make a good speller. We think the 
spelling in our schools at the examination a little above the average 
of past years. 

Geography receives a full share of the time and attention of our 
scholars and with quite satisfactory . results. The study of geogra- 
phy should commence with one's own locality, town county and 
state, thence blanching out to other portions of our county, and so 
on. Learning or memorizing names is not learning geogra- 
phy. A child may give a correct answer to many questions asked 
from the book and yet not have a correct idea of the thing he is 
talking about. A class in geography could not fail to be interested 
in studying the topography or geography of all that can be seen 
from the top of one of our hills. The sight of the distant hills, 
mountains and valleys, rivers, ponds, and ocean, would impress upon 
the mind of the pupil that these names meant something, and ever 
after the name and the object would be inseparable. It is not un- 
common to hear a scholar, when asked what is latitude ? give the 



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answer for longitude and vice versa ; and so of meridians and paral- 
lels, showing conclusively that the pupil has not a correct idea of 
the terms or things, or showing a vicious habit of speaking without 
thinking. Map drawing should always accompany the study of 
geography, this would fix the outlines and boundaries of every state 
and country as it is taken up. Every portion of the earth has a 
custom of its own as. every letter of the alphabet has a shape of its 
own. In one of our schools there were shown some very good spec- 
imens of map drawing which exhibited good taste and skill. 

Grammar, or language, the first, the last and the servant of all 
other studies, is more successfully taught in our common schools at 
the present time than we have ever known it before. The subject 
is made more intelligible to the comprehension of the scholar. The 
importance of a good command of language cannot be over estima- 
ted ; we might say of language as we say of knowledge, it is power. 
It is a life-long study. The ability to write it and speak it in the 
best possible manner is worthy the ambition of the most lofty intel- 
lect. The easy, natural and elegant use of it with the pen or the 
tongue gives to its possessor a power which cannot be measured or 
weighed by any other faculty of man. Let all our youth be fired 
with ambition to acquire a good knowledge of the English lan- 
guage. Although language is but the dress of thought it gives 
power and force and pathos to the conceptions of the mind. It 
may soothe or sting, exalt or cast down, comfort or chide, its power 
can be measured only by man's ability to use it. 

Under the head of practical branches, we assign a high place to 
penmanship, considering a good hand writing valuable either to the 
student or business man. In some of our schools the writing books 
were very neat, and the writing good, exhibiting care and pains- 
taking. In some of the schools, we think sufficient attention is not 
paid to the proper manner of holding the pen and the position of 
the book, and the imitation of the copy. Two or three lines written 
with extreme care daily would eventually secure the desired result. 
There is a method of leading the pupil by successive steps to the 
skillful use of the pen. Writing is a mechanical operation, and to 
mosi Bcholars a pleasing exercise and relieves I he mind from the 
weariness of continued mental application. Experience shows that 
those children write better with the same instruction who devote a 
part, of the time to drawing; skill id both require the discipline of 
the eye :m<l the hand. 

When teachers can Bing, or when the larger scholars of the school 



are prepared to lead in this exercise, the practice of singing two or 
three times a day has a pleasant, renovating, and beneficial influ- 
ence upon the school. It is practiced to some extent in some of our 
schools, and should be encouraged. If the teacher understands mu- 
sic and can give instruction in it, and can play some instrument, 
say a flute, violin, or organ, he is in possession of a power of great 
value in governing the school, if skillfully and judiciously used. 
We should like to have all our teachers competent to teach music. 
Music and elocution are twin sisters and should go together ; one 
helps the other. Music is not, as some suppose, a mere luxury, but 
a necessity ; its germ is implanted in every human soul. Every 
thing about us is vocal with music. The birds sing their matins 
and their vespers by our windows, and there is an ansWering chord 
in every human soul. Let all our children be taught to sing, "Sing 
when life's cares and sorrows press," sing as they " Climb the rug- 
ged hill of life," sing as they go down the "other side," sing as they 
near the "shining shore." " Let all the people sing." 

An assistant teacher was employed in the high school during the 
past year with very gratifying success, and it is the desire of the 
school committee that the town appropriate the same sum that was 
raised last year for this purpose. 

The amount of money raised last year for the support of common 

schools, was $4700.00 

For the support of the high school, . . . 1400.00 

For repairs on school houses and incidentals, . 500.00 

The town's proportion of state educational fund was 203.00 



$6803.12 



AAEON COGSWELL, 

CHARLES A. SAYWARD, 

JOHN E. BAKER, I School Committee. 

WESLEY K. BELL, 

THOMAS MOEONG, 



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SCHOOLS, TEACHERS, ETC. 



Summer Teem. 



SCHOOLS. 
High 

Grammar 

S. Intermediate, 
N. Intermediate 

S. Primary 

K. Primary 

Linebrook 

Village 

Candlewood 

Argilla 

Appleton 

Koss Primary.. 



TEACH EES. 



OS «> 

-5 



53 ct> 
r 5 ct> 



Fall Term. 



53 S? 23 Cb 






Winter Term. 



15 



""3 

C6 



Issacher Lefavour, P. 

— Asst. 



C. H. Hammond. 



Lizzie A. Tyler . 
Hannah S. Lord. 



Hattie E. Noyes 

Sophia Nourse . . . 
Abbie B. Lord, Asst. 
Cyrus E. Foster, sum. 
Chas. H. Goss, winter 
C. H. Goss, summer. 
Cyrus E. Foster, win. 
Allegra M. Manning. 

Carrie L. Lakeman. . 

Susan M. Kimball, s. 
Levinia D. Gould, w. 
Lucy A. Perkins . . . 
Susie Archer, Asst. 



4 


57 


52 


3 


46 


40 


3 


45 


4 


50 


46 


3 


47 


43 


3 


48 


4 


54 


48 


3 


56 


51 


3 


60 


4 


53 


45 


3 


57 


51 


3 


50 


4 


61 


42 


3 


60 


50 


3 


55 


4 


69 


52 


3 


78 


63 


3 


67 


4 


23 


16 


3 


27 


18 


3 


24 


4 


15 


11 


3 


12 


9 


3 


10 


4 


22 


17 


3 


18 


15 


3 


20 


4 


12 


8 


3 


12 


8 


3 


13 


4 


7 


4 


3 


7 


5 


3 


7 


4 


88 


73 


3 


99 


90 


3 


110 



38 
43 
55 
47 
44 
56 
17 

9 
16 
11 

4 
100 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THK 



RECEIPTS, EXPEITOITURES, 



AND 



FINANCIAL CONDITION 



OF THE 



Town ojP I]psT^rioIx, 




FEBRUARY 1, 1875. 



IPSWICH : 

PRESS OF THE IPSWICH CHRONICLE. 

1875. 



REPORT. 



The undersigned, Auditors chosen at the annual Town 
meeting in 1874, submit the following report of their doings: 

In performing the duty assigned us, we were embarrassed 
by the fact that the Town's accounts were not balanced last 
year, nor indeed have they been for several years. As now 
kept they cannot be balanced, and be thus verified by any 
method known to us, and we have not attempted to do it. 

Having, therefore, no balances, or other basis upon which 
to start in stating an account, we took the transactions of 
the Treasurer as the basis of our examination, and have 
endeavored to ascertain the precise condition of his accounts 
with the town at the last settlement, all that he had re- 
ceived up to the first of February inst., and all that had 
been paid out by him since the last settlement. If this has 
been correctly done, and we think it has been, the town 
will suffer no pecuniary loss by the imperfect condition of 
these accounts, though it is certainly desirable that they 
should be so kept as to explain upon their face, fully and 
clearly, all the transactions of the town with its officers and 
others. In this examination it was ascertained that it had 
been customary, at the annual settlements, to charge the 
Treasurer with items due, if they were considered good, 
though they had not beeu paid to him ; and to credit him 



for the whole amount of orders drawn, and the whole 
amount of State Aid allowed, though a portion of both had 
not been paid by him, or receipted for by the parties entitled 
to it. This practice is erroneous and inconvenient, and 
might cause much trouble and injustice after the lapse of a 
few years, or when the officers familiar with the transaction 
should be succeeded by others. 

To correct this mode hereafter, we have now charged the 
Treasurer with the amounts thus credited to him in former 
years, and which now remain unpaid ; and have now cred- 
ited him with the orders and State-aid allowances, made 
since the last settlement, which he had paid up to the time 
of this settlement, and no others. 

By this method the Treasurer's account will show the 
true condition of the treasury, which could not be ascer- 
tained under the former practice, except by making several 
additions to, and subtractions from, the reported balance in 
his hands. 

The amount of unpaid orders and State-aid allowances 
will also appear in the annual reports. 

Having begun our examination with the account of the 
Treasurer, it seems proper to state it first for your 
inspection. 



JONATHAN SARGENT, Treasurer and Collector. 

DR. 

To cash on hand March 1, 1874, $142.10 
uncollected taxes for 1873, due 

March 1, 1874, 562.10 
unpaid orders credited to him last 

settlement, 58.79 
unpaid State Aid, credited to him, 

for 1873, 92.00 

ditto, in 1872, 54.00 

$908.99 



tax list committed to him, town tax. $21,900.00 
" ■« " " State " 2,680.00 

" " " " County 44 1,841.00 

" " " " overlayings, 1,197.11 



additional tax list, 




27,618.11 
115.38 


Commonwealth, School Fund, 


$272.92 




u reimbursement State Aid, 


2,689.07 




u corporation tax, 
'■ bank tax, 


1,455.38 
930.37 




44 pauper account, 


93.43 


5,441.17 

6,300.00 


cash hired on Town notes, 




44 interest on deposits, 

44 " " taxes for 1874, 


$13.22 
32.59 




" taxes for 1873, 


5.70 




44 discount on County tax, 


18.41 


tf9 92 


Poor account, from Westford, 


$167.50 


Vv<«/^ 


" " " Rockport, 

" " 4A North Andover, 


54.16 

35.98 


9.A7 fU 



To cash from Hamilton, for bridge- 

railing, ^™ 

" cash from Francis Dane for bridge, 25.00 

" " income from Town house, $110.30 

u • u « « hay scales, 94.99 

" " use of Lockup, 9-50 

44 " Auctioneers' Licenses, 2.00 

44 " Circus and Concert Licenses, 12.00 

c« « Doe Licenses, 249.62 

& $478.41 

44 44 for old lumber from scales, 5.00 

" 44 44 empty oil barrels, 5.45 

44 44 rent of land on Turkey shore, 7-00 

44 44 from Overseers, sales from farm, 870.54 

$42,142.84 

CR. 

By orders drawn by Selectmen and paid, $17,173.08 

44 allowances for State Aid paid, 2,361.00 

44 abatements allowed, 277.09 

7^7 ^7 
" discount on taxes, • ° • -° l 

« State tax paid, 2,680.00 

« County « L 841 - 00 

44 interest paid on Town notes, 1,282.60 

« principal paid on " " 7,254.00 

44 Balance in the hands of the Trea- 
surer and Collector, uncol- 
lected taxes of 1873, $100.32 
ditto 1874, 1,742.31 
Cash, 6,673.87 



IX 



8,516.50 

$42,142.84 



The amount charged to each department of expenditure 
has been assorted and distributed to the different items in 
each account by the Selectmen, as hereafter stated, and we 
presume it has been done correctly, for they were familiar 
with the items upon the bills, and the total of each of said 
accounts agrees with the amount allowed upon the Treasur- 
er's book. 

We find from the Treasurers books, that the bills 
allowed by the Selectmen during eleven months, ending 
February 1, 1875, are as follows : 



For Highways, 






$5,695.51 




Schools, 






4,628.40 




Farm, 






2,609.02 




Current expenses, 






1,519.08 




Poor, 






1,284.64 




Fees and salaries, 






940.00 




Fire department, 






772.12 




Lighting streets, 






508.27 


817,957.04 






Of this amount there has 


been paid, $17,173.08 




Remaining unpaid, 


nee 


the 


788.96 


• 


The State Aid allowed si 


last 




settlement, 








2,436.00 


amount paid, 






2,361.00 




remaining unpaid, 






75.00 





The outstanding demands upon the treasury are as 
follows : — 



Unpaid orders, drawn in 1874, 


$783.96 


" " 1873, 


58.79 


" State Aid allowed in 1873, 


92.00 


<« u | C « „ 18 j4 ? 


75.00 


" V* u M « 1872, 


54.00 



$1,063.75 



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The amount now due from the State for State Aid is as 
follows : — 
On the account for 1872, $122.00 

» " " " 1874, 2,628.00 

" w " " 1875, (January,) 228.00 

.$2,978.00 

There is a further sum of $443.39, apparently due, for 
allowances made on accounts previous to 1871, which the 
State refuses to pay on some technical objections, and it may 
be abandoned by the town as lost. 



SCHOOLS. 

TEACHERS. 
Bills allowed : 

H. A. Walton, No. Primary, $150.00 

I. Lefavour, High School, 328.25 

Lucy A. Perkins, Ross Primary, 285.00 

Susie Archer, " " assistant, 232.50 

Mary E. Smith, No. Primary, " 213.75 

Carrie L. Lakeman, Argilla, 100.00 

C. H. Hammond, Grammar School, 375.00 

Lizzie A. Tyler, So. Intermediate. 157.50 

Hannah S, Lord, No. " 303.75 

S. A. Coburn, Linebrook, 105.95 

Lizzie A. Moore, " 90.00 

Allegra M. Manning, Candlewood, 168.75 

H. E. Noyes, So. Primary, 150.00 

Maria A. Rust, Asst. No. Primary, 56.25 

Maria A. Rust, North North, 81.25 

Addie M. Griffing, Asst,, High School, 178.05 

Helene A. Walton, So. Intermediate, 180.00 

Mary E. Rogers, No. Primary School, 120.00 

A. H. Blake, North North, 68.75 

Nellie J. Badger, Argilla, 75.00 

Trustees of Manning School, 600.00 



$4,019.75 



BUILDING FIRES AND CARE OF SCHOOL HOUSES. 

Bills allowed : 

Fred. A. Kimball, $18.00 

Charles B. Lord, 12.00 

Harry Shepperson, 6.00 

B. A. Carter, 3.50 

John D. Tyler, 22.50 

E. Stackpole, 13.00 

Frank Stackpole, . ' 12.00 

Arthur O. Parsons, 15.00 

Charles H. Cummings, 12-50 

Arthur C. Rutherford, 6.50 



FUEL. 

I. A. Rogers, wood cutting, &c, $70.32 

Albert S. Brown, u " 20.00 

D. T. Perley, u " 7.00 

John S. Glover, coal, 84.72 

William G. Brown, coal, 79.61 

Moses Peabody, wood, 8.50 

John W. Lord, sawing wood, 2.67 

Charles Piekard, wood and cutting, 42.00 

Emerson Howe, " " " 9.00 

Oliver Bailey, wood, 10.50 

Moses G. Lord, sawing wood, 15.16 

Lewis Wade, putting in coal, 1.75 

A. S. Howe, wood and cutting, 12.00 



REPAIRS, &c. 

John A. Newman, lock, setting glass, &c, $10.66 

George P. Smith, labor and stock, 10.70 

Robert Stone, " " 4.90 

Calvin Bachelder, moving piano, 7.00 



$121.00 



363.23 



10 



Bills allowed : 
A. Stamford, setting glass, &c, ^.4U 

Mark Newman, stove-pipe, broom,grate, &c, y.bl 
William Kimball, labor, ^.0 

Warren Boynton, expressing, ™V 

John D. Colby, tuning piano, 
Charles Brown, bricks, 

John Doyle, labor, 

Eben Kimball, labor, 

Alfred Norman, setting glass, &c, 

John H. Cogswell, lumber, 

William Willcomb, crayons, ink, &c, ^ 

I. Flitner, crayons, books, &c, 

D. M. Tyler- bell, clock, and repairs, 



2.38 
10.00 
8.50 
1.30 
1.23 



9.00 



Foster Russell, labor, l ' 



$124.42 



$4,628.40 



CURRENT EXPENSES. 

TOWN HOUSE. 

Bills allowed : 
Eastern Railroad, freight on settees, 
Joseph L. Ross, settees, 4 g 

George E. Lord, wood, g ^ 

Moses Peabody, " "^ 

Joseph Horton, * 

A. P. Felton, sawing wood, • 

Moses G. Lord, 90 

Webster Smith, repairs, "■ 

Eben Kimball, repairs, ' D 

Mark Newnlan, oil, chimneys, &o , £W 

I. K. Jewett, ink, oil, &c, $117.18 



LOO 



11 



HAY SCALES. 

Bills allowed : 

Fairbanks, Brown & Co., repairs, $140.26 

J. B. Lamson, labor, 16.53 

Eastern Railroad, freight, 6.37 

Eben Kimball, labor, 9.00 

Alfred Norman, paint, 3.66 

John H. Cogswell, lumber, 26.35 



GUIDE BOARDS. 




William Wade, making boards, &c, 


$11.00 


Eben E. Fowler, painting and lettering, 


16.00 


John P. Clisby, " " 


24.00 


William F. Conant, setting posts, 


3.00 


BUOYS. 




B. H. Smith, iron work, 


$8.40 


A. Staniford, paint, 


7.86 


John L. Grant, care of buoys, 


30.00 


Daniel L. Hodgkins, lumber, 


8.00 



$202.17 



54.00 



54.26 



CEMETERIES. 



Edwin R. Lord, labor, 



a 



a 



Isaac Buzzell, 

A. P. Felton, 

Joseph H. Lord, 

George E. Lord, 

Fred Dawson, 

Isaac Lord, 

Luther Lord, 

I. F. Knowlton, maple trees, 

Thomas H. Lord, stone, 

Nathaniel Archer, labor, 



it 



$27.50 

23.50 

23.75 

5.00 

35.25 

34.37 

7.50 

10.00 

7.00 

9.00 

3.00 



12 



Bills allowed : 
James Reddy, labor and loam, $22.00 

T. B. Ross, fencing, 4.50 

E. Cogswell & Son, shovel, spade, and rake, 3.20 
George Barker, webbing, 7.67 

Charles E. Brown, loam, 10.00 



TOWN CLOCK, &c. 

Norman, and other painting, &c., $15.00 

Asher Blake, care of clock, 23.00 

John A. Newman, guilding and screws, 17.00 

William T. Averill, ringing bell, 12.50 



PRINTING 



E. L. Davenport, town reports, &c. $153.50 

M. R. Warren, record book, 3.75 

Salem Observer, order book, 13.80 

Andrew Geyer, bill paper and rubber, .98 



MARSHALL CASE. 

John D. Cross, expense of jury to Ipswich, $10.40 
Joseph Spiller, witness fees in Marshall 

case, , 71.80 

C. A. Say ward, trying Marshall case twice 

and argument in supreme court, 200.00 

Andrew Fitz, taking note Marshall case, 10.00 
Louis Kelley, " " " u 7.00 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

C. A. Say ward, copying valuation book $10.00 

A. B. Fellows, " u " 10.00 

E. G. Hull, " " " 10-00 



$233.24 



68.00 



172.03 



299.20 



13 



Bills allowed : 
Harrison Smith, attendance on selectmen, #20.75 
Jonathan Sargent, postage and travelling 

expenses, 11.35 

Wesley K. Bell, postage, &c, 4.00 

C. A. Say ward, travelling expenses and 

postage, 18.04 

A. B. Fellows, " " 4.40 

C. A. Say ward, lights and fires for auditors, 5.00 
Henry M. Wightman,services Baker's Pond 50.00 
James F. Butler, arresting M. Dorman, 100.00 
Robert Stone, taking census, 22.50 

Warren Boynton, expressing, 2.45 

Wesley K. Bell, horse and carriage, 2.50 

Foster Eussell, fencing gravel pit, 7.01 

C. W. Chapman & Son., repairs on hearse, 3.00 
C. E. Conant, damage to wagon, 18.00 

Joel Tibbetts, damage to land near 

gravel pit, 20.00 



FEES AND SALARIES. 


Bills allowed : 




John R. Baker, school committee, 


$30.00 


Wesley K. Bell, 


36.00 


Aaron Cogswell, " 


30.00 


C. A. Say ward, selectman, overseer 




and assessor, 


100.00 


A. B. Fellows, selectman, overseer 




and assessor, 


100.00 


E. G. Hull, selectman, overseer and 




assessor, 


100.00 



$319.00 
1,519.08 



$96.00 



300.00 



14 



Bills allowed : 
Jonathan Sargent, treas'r and coll'r, $300.00 
Wesley K. Bell, town clerk and re- 
cording deaths, &c, 1^0.00 

Lnther Wait, auditor, 10.00 

Thomas H. Lord, " 10 - 00 

Henry L. Ordway, " 10 - 00 

Josiah Lord, truant officer, 25.00 
James F. Butler, notifying town meetings, 20.00 

Harrison Smith, care of lockup, 38.00 

Daniel Clark, returning deaths, 12.00 

David Dow, " <lf 

Y. G. Hurd, " 2 -J° 

George F. Bray, u J.2t> 

William T. Averill, " 3 -°° 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Bills allowed : 
Warren Engine Co., fifty men, $225.00 

Barnicoat 

Hook and Ladder Co. ^-00 

98 50 
Five Engineers, 

Charles W. Brown, cleaning engine, 16.49 

Charles W. Brown, care Warren Engine, 18.00 
O M. Gracey, care Barnicoat Engine, 12.50 

G. W. Stone, care Hook & Ladder Truck, 5.00 
Nathaniel Clark, labor on engine, 1-00 



$410.00 



30.00 



83.00 



21.00 

$940.00 



$568.50 



52.99 



15 



Bills allowed : 
George B. Paddock, pole, &c., Hook 

and Ladder Truck, $20.37 

A. McDole, whitewashing, 7.50 

I. Flitner, whiskey for engine, 2.00 

E. L. Davenport, printing, 3.00 

Thomas Jewett, watching fire, 1.25 

James Scott, Jr. " " 2.00 

E. Cogswell & Son, bread and cheese, 8.79 



Oliver Underbill, rent of land, 3.00 

James P. Jewett, " " 8.00 

Frederic Mitchell, " " 8.00 



William D. Cole, oil and can, 14.50 

J. Stackpole & Son, oil, 4.00 

James Boyd & Son, suction hose, 39.50 

Mark Newman, lamps, &c. 4.96 

John S. Glover, coal, 18.94 

M. G. Lord, sawing wood, .80 

Daniel Lord, chairs, 5.40 
George Barker, leather, grease, &c. - 3.62 



STREET LAMPS. 

Bills allowed : 

John Roberts, care and lighting, $155.05 

Ignatius Dodge, " " " 140.00 

Samuel Walker & Co., oil, 81.41 

Eastern Railroad, freight, 3.00 
E. Plouff& Son, lamps, chimneys, wicks, &c, 46. 37 

Mark Newman, " " " 55.12 



$39.91 



19.00 



91.72 



$772.12 



16 



Bills allowed : 

Thomas E. Condon, chimneys, matches, 5.85 

Calvin Bachelder, teaming oil, 7.30 

Alfred Norman, painting lamp posts, 14.17 



HIGHWAYS. 

Bills allowed : 
Webster Smith, picks, sharpening picks,&e. $40.53 

Eastern Railroad, freight on drain tiles, 9.24 

J. A. Newman, picks, &c, 11.72 

H. S. Lord, gravel, -70 

E. M. Burnham, gravel, 62.16 

W. H. Kinsman, stone, 9.00 
New England Drain Pipe Co., drain pipe, 130.00 
John H. Cogswell, lumber for railing, &c. 62.56 

E. Cogswell & Son, drain pipe, 253.71 

C. E. Brown, bricks, 5.25 

T. J. .Roberts, stone, 4.20 

Hervey Nourse, gravel, 1-80 

E. W. Choate, snow plow, 3.50 

W. G. Brown, gravel, 19.15 

Curtis Damon, pick handle, .35 

N. Jewett, boat, 2 - 00 

For labor on East street, 556.35 

a " " Boxford road, 391.12 

For labor under surveyors, 3,150.84 

For clearing snow, under surveyors, 980.73 



$508.27 



$616.47 

947.47 

4,131.57 
5,695.51 



17 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 
Dr. 

FUEL. 

Bills allowed : 

William P. Ross, delivering wood, $38.12 

F. A. Wait, wood, 76.50 

Nathaniel H. Lavalette, wood, 33.50 

George E. Lord, wood, 40.00 

John L. Dickinson, wood, 48.00 

John S. Glover, wood and coal, 165.54 

Lewis Choate, rent of wood house, 12.00 

Nathaniel Goodhue, measuring wood, 1.26 

William G. Brown, wood and coal, bQ.QQ 



BOARD. 

Elizabeth Hovey, board Sarah Wyatt, 132.50 

Hannah L. Hovey, " " " 27.50 

Hannah L. Hovey, " J. K. Smith, 30.00 

Asa M. Sargent, " Samuel Spiller, 8.75 



TRAMPS. 

Parker Spinney, board tramps, $20.00 

Essex County, board vagrants, 1.43 

M. D. Smith, board tramps, 6.00 

T. E. Condon, supplies for tramps, 13.45 
Harrison Smith, board and care tramps, 36.50 

Eastern Railroad, 2.70 



PARTIAL SUPPLIES. 

Fred. Willcomb, partial supplies, $52.00 

I. K. Jewett,. " " 4.00 

Geo. H. Dixon, . " " 32.00 

A. S. Hills, " " 64.00 

Asa Lord, " " 9.00 

Estate of M. Dodge, " " 2.00 



$471.58 



98.75 



80.08 



163.00 



18 



RENTS. 



Bills allowed : 




Fred. Mitchell, rent, 


$6.00 


G. H. Broeklebank, " 


12.00 


Geo. Dawson, " 


9.00 


Oliver Underbill, * 


33.33 


James Damon, " 


12.99 


Charles Kimball, " 


45.00 


James W. Bond, " 


28.00 


MEDICAL. 




Charles Palmer, medical services, 


$100.00 


Geo. Buzzell, care W. Plummer, 


25.00 


Hurd & Tucker, medical services, 


57.00 


I. Flitner, medicines, 


5.25 


BURIALS. 




Daniel Clark, coffin, &c, W. Plummer, 


$20.00 


" " " " Mrs. Tarr, 


37.00 


" " " " Noyes child, 


12.00 



$146.32 



187.25 



69.00 



POOR IN OTHER TOWNS. 

City of Boston, supplies to Ann Andrews, $18.60 
Georgetown, supplies to A. Peabody, 25.00 

State Reform School, board J. Sullivan, 10.35 
Andrew Geyer, telegraphing, 4.71 

B. D. Appleton, cash on account A. Holmes, 10.00 



68.66 



$1,284.64 



19 



Or. 



Received from Westford, for supplies 

furnished in 1874, $118.88 
Roekport, " " 54.16 

North Andover, * 35.98 



Due from the state, for supplies furnished 
in 1874, 
Somerville, 
Salem, 
Haverhill, 
Groveland, 
Newburyport, 



£< 



u 



41 



U 



41 



7.00 
30.00 
71.10 
45.00 
45.25 
65.00 



Wood on hand, 

Balance, being the net cost of the poor 
who are not on the farm, 



$209.02 



263.35 
40.00 

772.27 



,284.64 



TOWN FARM. 
Dr. 

Bills allowed : 

B. H. Smith, blacksmith work, 
M. C. Goodhue, " " 

C. W. Chapman, 



u 



a 



$17.30 
11.39 
22.21 



Joseph E. Bartlett, balance salary 1873, 


300.00 


" " " part salary, 1874, 


250.00 


David A. Low, labor, 


55.70 


David Low, labor, 


185.80 


Charles E. Broughton, 


200.00 



50.90 



991.50 



20 



Bills allowed : 
Whettemore Bros., grass seed, phosphates, 

&c, $49.18 

George Barker, oiling harness and repairs, 5.50 

Mark Newman, tin ware, repairs, &c, 38.00 

E. PloufT & Son, tin ware, &c, 13.96 

Daniel Lord, furniture, 28.79 

James F. Butler, pigs, 11.00 

Eben E. Fowler, painting wagon, 14.00 

John A. Newman, wrench, nails, &c., 8.67 

Charles Palmer, medical attendance, 30.00 

I. Flitner, medicine, 18.20 

Andrew Geyer, medicine, 18.52 

Fred. Willcomb, groceries, 92.53 

250.76 

173.54 

198.82 

9.81 

60.47 

63.83 



Geo. H. Dixon, 

Asa Lord, 4 

T. E. Condon, ' 

I.'K. Jewett, 

E. Cogswell & Son, • 

Curtis Damon, ' 

Fred. Damon, grain, 19.60 

Geo. H. Green, meat, 56.97 

Estate M. Dodge, 4.44 

W. S. Russell & Co., dry goods, 84.47 

John A. Newman, nails, paper, &c, 6.72 

Sr N. Baker, clothing, 62.45 

Geo. W. Ellis, boots, shoes, &c, 23.78 

N. R. Wait, " " " 12.60 

Aaron D. Wells, stockings, yarn, &c, 11.90. 

J. S. Smiledge, slippers, 1.25 

John H. Cogswell, lumber, 40.56 

Foster Russell, carpenter work, 15.42 



$135.43 



33.67 



66.72 



930.77 



203.17 



55.98 



21 



Bills allowed : 

John S. Glover, coal, 
William G. Brown, coal, 



u 



$72.36 
68.52 



Bills paid by superintendent,for labor, 270.72 

14 " " " meat, 179.55 

• 4 " " " other items, 183.04 



$140.88 



2,609.02 



633.31 



$3,242.33 



Or. 



Sales of English hay, 


$681.65 


Salt hay and thatch, 


82.25 


Potatoes, 


26.35 


Barley, 


3.00 


Calves, 


106.96 


Lambs, 


46.50 


Poultry, 


17.75 


Eggs, 


50.00 


Butter, 


191.10 


Milk, 


40.40 


Pigs, 


109.00 


Cabbages, 


21.35 


Apples, 


12.50 


Vegetables, 


7.35 


Cider, 


9.57 


Salt grass, 


5.00 


Hides, 


9.11 


Wool, 


26.10 


Husks, 


1.50 


Straw, 


27.87 


Soap grease, 


3.50 


Ox, 


90.00 



22 



For pasturing, $5.00 

Board of J. Leatherland, 104.00 

" O. Appleton, 136.00 

$1,813.81 

Increase in the valuation of personal prop- 
erty, as made by overseers, 185.00 
Balance, being expense beyond income, 1,244.52 



$3,243.33 



It is proper that we should state that the credits of the 
farm have not been made up from any accounts submitted 
to us, but mostly from the explanations of the overseers. 

Of the amount thus credited we find that there has been 
paid into the treasurer, $870.54 

The superintendent paid out, for bills against 

the farm, 633.31 

And the balance, being bills in the overseers' hand, 135.43 

due from town of Hamilton, 136.00 

" superintendent, 30.00 



$1,805.28 



These balances in the hands of the overseers and super- 
intendent do not agree with the receipts of the farm ; but 
as no account has been kept between the overseers and the 
farm, or between them and the town, we cannot ascertain 
the cause of this discrepancy. Formerly the superintendent 
of the farm charged everything sold by the overseers, or 
taken away by their order, to the overseers. The town's 
accounts thus showed in detail the products for which the 
farm should have credit, and that the amount of such sales 
was in the overseers' hands, unless it remained due from 
the buyer or had been paid into the treasurer. The prac- 
tice of keeping such an account was given up some years 
ago, and there is now no means of ascertaining from the 
accounts how much has been thus sold from the farm, or by 



23 



whom the proceeds have been received, or whether the 
amount remains due from the buyer. We think such an 
account should be kept hereafter ; for if any of the articles 
thus sold are forgotten or overlooked, the farm loses the 
credit to which it is entitled, and the town loses the amount 
altogether. 

The overseers furnished us with the appraisal of the 
property at the farm, and we have placed the gain therein 
to the credit of the farm, without any attempt on our part 
to examine or revise the inventory. 



24 



INVENTORY OF 



Oxen, 
Cows, 

Heifers, 

Steers, 

Calves, 

Yearlings, 

Bulls, 

Horses, 

Sheep, 

Fat Hogs, 

Shoats, 

Pigs, 
Fowls, 
Turkeys, 
Horse wagon, 
Sleighs, 
Ox wagons. 
Ox carts, 

Mowing machine and 

harness. 
Plows, 
Cultivators, 
Harrows, 
Ox Sled, 
Cords ot wood, 
Tons of coal, 
Groceries, 
Cloth, 

Furniture and bedding, 
Stoves, 

Sewing machine, 
Washing machine, 
Winnowing mill, 
Wheel rake, 
Tools, etc., 
Hay tedder, 



PROPERTY AT THE FARM, STOCK, Etc. 

1875. 



No. 
5 

15 
2 



4 
1 
2 
17 
2 
4 

65 
7 
1 
1 
2 
2 

1 

7 
1 
2 
1 
30 
8 



1874. 



-\ / 

Value. No. 



S525 00 

GOO 00 

60 00 



80 00 
40 00 
430 00 
153 00 
54 00 
80 00 

32 50 

14 00 

190 00 

40 00 

170 00 

100 00 

124 00 

88 00 

5 00 

21 00 

15 00 

210 00 
64 00 
95 00 
35 00 

275 00 

110 00 
40 00 

8 00 

35 00 

150 00 

75 00 



4 

14 

5 

1 

2 

1 

1 

2 

17 

2 

3 

12 

60 

6 

1 

1 

2 

2 

1 

7 
1 
2 

1 
25 

8 



Value. 
$450 00 

560 00 
150 00 
40 00 
20 00 
20 00 
40 00 
430 00 
153 00 
50 00 
75 00 
48 00 
30 00 
12 00 
190 00 
40 00 
170 00 
100 00 

124 00 
88 00 
15 00 
21 00 
15 00 

175 00 
64 00 
75 00 
35 00 

300 00 

110 00 

40 00 

14 00 

8 00 

35 00 

150 00 
75 00 



/ 

Increase 



^ 



$90 00 
40 00 
20 00 



48 00 



10 00 



25 00 



14 00 



\ 
Decrease. 

$75 00 
40 00 



60 00 



4 00 

5 00 

2 50 
2 00 



35 00 
20 00 



$3918 50 



$3922 00 $247 00 $243 50 



25 



INVENT 


^ORY OF 


PROPERTY AT THE 


FARM, ] 


PRODUC 


E, Etc. 










1874. 




1875. 














>v 


r 


-,A " — N 


>v 




f 


\ 


r 


N 








No. 


Value. 


No. 


Value. 


Increase. 


Decrease 


Corn, 


bushels, 




125 


$125 00 


50 


$50 00 




$75 00 


Barley, 


tt 




20 


20 00 


30 


30 00 


$10 00 




Beans, 


it 








3 


9 00 


9 00 




Potatoes, 


(( 




150 


150 00 


250 


200 00 


50 00 




Rye, 


a 








5 


6 25 


6 25 




Roots, 


it 








100 


75 00 


75 00 




Beef, 


barrels, 








2 


30 00 


30 00 




Pork, 


tt 




1 1-2 


30 00 


1 


25 00 




5 00 


Cider, 


it 




2 


11 00 


2 


12 00 


1 00 




Apples, 


41 




1 


6 00 


4 


10 00 


4 00 




Soap, 


it 




3 


18 00 


2 


12 00 




6 00 


Ham, 


pounds, 




200 


30 00 


75 


11 25 




18 75 


Beef, 


u 




50 


5 00 


1.5.0 


18 00 


13 00 




Lard. 


tt 




60 


9 00 


60 


9 00 






Tallow, 


it 




30 


4 00 


30 


4 00 






Butter, 


tt 




65 


29 00 


60 


24 00 




5 00 


English hay, tons, 




16 


416 00 


20 


400 00 




16 00 


Salt hay 


and black- 
















grass, 


tons 


, 20 


280 00 


30 


330 00 


50 00 




Salt hay, 


market, 


u 


14 


210 00 


20 


220 00 


10 00 




Corn fodder, 


tt 






2 


20 00 


20 00 




Thatch, 




tt 


21 


189 00 


26 


208 00 


19 00 




Straw, 




It 


2 


40 00 


1 


20 00 




20 00 


Rowen, 




ti 






1 1-2 


30 00 


30 00 




Pickles, 








5 00 




5 00 






Cabbages, 






10 00 




10 00 







$1587 00 



$1768 50 $327 25 $145 75 



26 

Expense and Income for eleven months, ending 

February 1, 1875. 

EXPENSE. 
Bills allowed : 

For Highways, $5,695.51 

Schools, 4,628.40 

Farm, balance of account, 1,244.52 

Current Expenses, 1,519.08 

Poor, balance of account, 772.27 

Fees and Salaries, 940.00 

Lighting Streets, 508.27 

Fire Department, 772.12 

Interest on Town Notes, 1,282.60 

Discount on taxes, 757.57 

Abatements, 277.09 

Balance, being income beyond expense, 8,104.74 r ^^ 

$26,502.1* 

INCOME. 
Amount raised for Town purposes, $23,212.49 
Received of State : 



Corporation tax, $1,455.38 

Bank tax, 930.37 

School Fund, 272.92 



2,658.6' 



Received interest on taxes, &c, 69.92 

" for repairs on Highways, 65.23 

" income of Town property, 

licenses, &c, 478.41 

« for lumber and barrels, 10.45 

" for rent of Turkey Shore Pasture, '7.00 



$26,502.17 



The claims of F. Marshall and the State Lunatic Hospital 
have been pending several years, and we have not, therefore, 
included them in the expense for the past year. If they 
should be so regarded they would reduce the balance in 
favor of the town to $6000. 



27 



Town in balance of all accounts. 

Dr. 

To Notes payable, principal, $20,152.00 

Orders drawn and not paid, 842.75 

State aid allowed and not paid, 221.00 

For judgment and costs, in the case 

of F. Marshall, 1,070.83 

For judgment against the town for 
lunatic in State Hospital, exclusive 
of costs, not more than 1,020.50 



$23,307.08 

Balance in favor of the town, 32,472.95 



$55,780.03 



Or. 

By balance in Treasurer's hands, $8,516.50 

Amount due from State, State aid, 

allowed to date, 2,978.00 

Amount due from towns, on Poor 

account for 1874, 263.35 

Amount due from Newburyport, 

for Poor account for 1871, 3.10 

Amount due from Overseers, Farm 

bills in their hands, 1874, 301.43 

Amount due from Overseers, Farm 

bills in their hands, 1873, 7.15 



Personal property : 

At the Farm, 5,690.50 

Engines, apparatus and houses, 5,000.00 
Furniture & scales in Town House, 100.00 
Hay Scales, 800.00 



12,069.53 



11,590.50 



28 



By Real estate : 

Farm, $16,000.00 

Town House and safes, 2,350.00 

Woodland in Linebrook, 100.00 

Woodland at Common Fields, 65.00 

Turkey Shore Pasture, 100.00 

School Houses, 12,500.00 

Gravel pit near S. Peatfield's, 80.00 

" on Mount Pleasant, 500.00 

« near Gram. Sch. H'se, 100.00 

« J. C. Carlisle's, 150.00 

» -" Haffield Bridge, 25.00 

" in Candle wood, 50.00 

Pounds, 100.00 






$32,120.00 
$55,780.03 
All of which is respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE HASKELL,) 
AARON F. BROWN, \ Auditors. 
A. D. WAIT, ) 



Ipswich, February 1, 1875. 



29 



Note. The collector states that $32.59 is the whole 
amount received for interest on taxes, and that the $5.70 
received on taxes for 1878 is included in that sum, and not 
in addition to it, as we had understood. The balance in his 
hands is therefore $5.70 less than the amount stated in his 
account. Since the report was put into the printer's hands, 
the overseers have told us of two items to be added to the 
sales from the farm; one of hay, for $18.75, and one of 
straw, for $1.50, and of two bills in their hands of which 
we had not before been informed ; one of the bills being for 
the hay above mentioned, $13.75, and one of three dollars, 
which has since been paid into the treasury. They also 
inform us that the bill of 1873, for $7.15, was included in 
the farm credits for 1874. 

The farm account, corrected by these statements, is as 
follows : — 

Credits of the farm, before given, $1,813.81 

Credits for the two items above mentioned, 15.25 



$1,829.06 



Of these credits there has now been 

paid into the treasury, $878.54 

Paid out by superintendent, for bills 

against the farm, 638.31 

Bills due, in overseers' hands, 

as before reported, $301.43 

Bill for hay, now reported, 13.75 

Bill for 1873, included in ac- 
count for 1874, 7.15 



322.33 

$1,829.18 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Receipts, Expenditures, &c, 



OF THE 



Town of Xj>S"wiolx 5 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 1, 1876. 



IPSWICH : 
PRESS OF THE IPSWICH CHRONICLE. 

1876. 



REPORT. 



SCHOOLS. 




Appropriation, 


$6,000.00 


" for repairs, 


150.00 


Massachusetts School P^und, 


266.91 


Dog Licenses, 


252.42 




$6,669.33 


TEACHERS. 




Bills allowed : 




Helene A. Walton, South Intermediate, 


$472.50 


Hannah S. Lord, North " 


450.00 


Lucy A. Perkins, Ross u 


450.00 


Mary E. Smith, South Primary, 


390.00 


Susie Archer, Ross u 


400.00 


Mary E. Rogers, North " 


480.00 


Lizzie H. Moore, " " Assistant, 


157.50 


Kate Pawson, " u " 


37.50 


Mrs. A. H. Blake, " u " . 


97.50 


Nellie J. Badger, Ross " " 


75.00 


Nellie J. Badger, Argilla, 


162.50 


John W. Nourse, Linebrook, 


120.00 


Margie Howe, " 


210.00 



Bills allowed : 

Arobine E. Goss, Candle wood, $199.17 

Emma J. Bailey, Village, 243.75 

Allegra M. Manning, Candlewood, 75.00 

Alice A. Smith, Argilla, 68.75 

Trustees of Manning School, 2,000.00 



■$6,089.17 



BUILDING FIRES AND CARE OF SCHOOL HOUSES. 

•John E. Donovan, $5.00 

Lewis S. Howe, 6 - 00 

Everett L. Irving, 41 - 00 

Ira Worcester, 5.00 

John D. Tyler, 24.50 

Elmer Stackpole, 18 - 75 

Charles H. Cummings, I 9 - 00 

George E. Gale, p 

J. Bertie Hnckins, ^ 00 

Lincoln Ross, 17 - 00 



FUEL. 

Moses G. Lord, cutting wood, $8.00 

C. W. Conant " i- 88 

B. R. Horton, u 5 - 00 

Henry Noyes, " 8 - 00 

James Archibald, " 2 - 00 

B. D. Appleton, wood and cutting, 49.87 

I. A. Rogers, " " 51 - 74 

E. N. Brown, wood, 3.87 

Joseph Horton, wood, 43 - 50 

W. F. Conant, " 8 - 00 

William G. Brown, coal, 39 - 01 

John S. Glover, " 37 - 08 
Lewis Wade, carrying in coal, cutting wood, 4.00 



144.25 



256.95 



REPAIRS, ETC. 

Bills allowed : 

Daniel Clark, mending table, $1.00 

J. E. Tenney, repairs Linebrook bouse, 1.25 

J. A*. Newman, lock and repairs, 12.81 

Wm. Willcomb, organ for North Primary, 60.00 

Joseph L. Ross, " Ross " 80.00 

E. PloufT & Son, stove pipe, lining, &c., 59.60 

Curtis Damon, nails, 4.50 

Mark Newman, pipe, grates, lining, &c, 12.53 

George W. Sherburne, cleaning room, 1.50 

John H. Cogswell, lumber, Ross House, 79.86 

E. W. Choate, laying floor, " 39.88 

Abraham Lord, repairs, .37 

Lewis Choate, repairs of chairs, &c. 3.00 

A. Stamford, setting glass and oiling floor, 7.36 
William Kimball, labor, 5.00 
Eastern Railroad, freight on furniture, 12.15 
J. L. Ross, furniture for Ross House, 308.00 
Warner Downes, horse, School Committee, 3.00 
C. A. Sayward, " " 5.60 
Mr. Coombs, lettering diplomas, 3.00 

B. Newman, chalk, .33 
George H. Jones, photograph for diplomas, 2.00 
I. Flitner, books for desks, and chalk, 13.65 



$715.89 

$7,206.26 

About two thousand dollars of the above was paid on 
bills of last year. 



9.00 

4.95 

.35 



RESERVOIR. 



.10 



CURRENT EXPENSES. 

Bills allowed : 

C. H. Dodge, repairing Town House bell, $1.75 
Russell & Archer, labor on Town House, 2.75 
J. A. Newman, lock for kt - 50 
E. Cogswell & Son, rope for Town Clock, 7.10 
A. Blake, repairs on ^0.00 
William T. Averill, ringing bell. 25.00 

Calvin Bachelder, teaming, 4.65 

Henry P. Wiilcomb, expressing, 6 -74 

Noyes & Wiilcomb, " 2.50 

Warren Boynton, " 7 ^ Q9 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber for hay scales, ^ 1.34 
J. H. Varrell, taking census children, &c, 22.50 
W. Chapman, distributing Town Report, 4.00 
Harrison Smith, attendance on Selectmen, 

Engineers, &c, 

Edward L. Davenport, printing Town and 

School Reports, l05 - 00 

Edward L. Davenport, printing blanks, 

„ 16.50 

notices, &c, 

E. L. Davenport, printing check lists, &c, dU.oU 

George F. King, stationery and wrappers, 
I. K. Jewett. pens, paper, &c, 
Andrew Geyer, blank book, 



Henry Haskell, labor, 
Jt>hn E. Sullivan, labor, 
F. A. Wait, labor, 



.$1.00 

6.00 

30.87 



152.00 



14.30 



Bills allowed 



Daniel P. Pingree, labor, 


11.60 


Charles W. Wait, " 


3.20 


William Kimball, 


6.00 


Jeremiah Broeklebank, labor, 


2.00 


Webster Smith, sharpening- bars, 


1.30 


Salem Observer, advertising for proposals, 


1.50 


Perley B. Lakeman, building reservoir, 


460.00 


Hall's Safe and Lock Co., two safes, 


429.00 


Eastern Railroad, freight on " 


3.04 


Town of Rowley, putting posts on town line 


, 9.00 


C. A. Say ward, running town lines. 


20.60 


W. D. Brackett, 


22.80 


E. W. Choate, 


17.30 


J. Sargent, travelling expenses, postage, &c. 


14.03 


Wesley K. Bell, postage, &c, 


4.50 


Warner Downes, horse' and carriage, 


1.50 


C. A. Say ward, expenses travel and postage. 


, 9.17 


E. W. Choate, " "" 


1.70 


W. D. Brackett, " 


1.70 


B. H. Smith, iron work on buoys, 


9.46 


W. H. Jewett, care of buoys, 


30.00 


CEMETERIES. 




A. F. Felton, labor, 


22.00 


M. McDonnell, labor, 


44.50 


M. Reddy, 


6.00 


T. Roberts, a on tomb 


14.32 


Russell & Archer, labor on steps, 


10.92 


Luther Lord, " 


46.17 


Asa Lord, 2d, " 


28.75 


Daniel Sheehan, " 


10.00 



1513.47 



432.04 



69.70 



32.60 



89.46 



8 



Bills allowed : 

Abrara Lnmmus, sods, $10.00 

Foster Russell, labor, 9.29 

A. B. Fellows, pump, 12.00 

John P. Saunders & Son, labor, 2.50 

G. F. AVitlierell & Co., grave stone, to 

replace one broken, 16.00 

$232.45 

Frank Marshall, damages* and costs, 1,077.61 

$2,696.16 



STREET LAMPS. 

Bills allowed : 

Samuel Walker & Co., oil, $87.61 

Eastern Railroad, freight on oil, 3.60 

Russell & Archer, labor on posts, 6.18 

John H. Cogswell, posts, -80 

F. Willcomb, wicks, -°^ 

E. Plouff & Son, wicks, chimneys, &c, 25.30 

M. Newman, repairs, chimneys, &c. 26.73 

J. A. Newman, repairs, 3.92 

Ignatius Dodge, care of lamps, 260.00 



FEES AND SALARIES. 

Bills allowed : 
Thomas Morong, salary as School Com- 

• mittee, two years, $60.00 

C. A. Sayward, salary as School Committee, 30.00 



$414.64 



Bills allowed : 
W. K. Bell, salary as School Committee, $40.00 
Aaron Cogswell, " " 30.00 



POLICE OFFICEKS. 

Joseph Spiller, $60.75 

T. B. Fall, 29.25 

Harrison Smith, . 22.75 

J. W. Russell, 6.00 

T. C. Tilton, 25.00 

J. F. Butler, . 64.50 

Nathaniel Burnham, 18.50 

George W. Sherburne, 4.00 

David F. Dow. 4.00 



Joseph Spiller, salary as truant officer, 12.00 

J. F. Butler, " " 12.00 

T. B. Fall, notifying town meetings, 12.00 
J. F. Butler, notifying town officers and 

meetings, 20.00 



J. Sargent, salary as Treas. and Collector, 300.00 

Harrison Smith, " Lockup Keeper, 40.00 

Wesley ly. Bell, " Town Clerk, 50.00 

W. K. Bell, recording births and deaths. 44.95 



C. A. Sayward, salary as Selectman, As- 
sessor and Overseer, 100.00 

W. D. Brackett, salary as Selectman, As- 
sessor and Overseer, 100.00 

E. W. Choate, salary as Selectman, As- 
sessor and Overseer, 100.00 



$160.00 



231.75 



59.00 



434.95 



300.00 

51,185.70 



10 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Bills allowed : 

John F. G. Clark, care of engine, $10.00 

Charles W. Brown, " " ^ 

F. M. Jewett, labor on engine, • 2 ^° 

George A. Willett, watching fire, 1-°° 

James P. Jewett, land rent, ™' 00 

Oliver Underbill, " J-jJ 

C. W. Blackburn, hose straps, . ' 2 - lu 

J. A. Newman, wrench, 1 - 1 ^ 

Mark Newman, lanterns and chimneys, 20.1a 

W. A. Spiller, wheel jack, 3 - 00 



John J. Glasier, 
E. W. Choate, 
J. H. Cogswell, 



$38.12 



39.35 



ENGINEERS, ETC. 

$4.25 
4.25 
4.25 

George W. Baker, **f 

J. W. Bond, two years, **-*Jj 

Hook and Ladder Co., twenty men, ^ 

George W. Stone, steward, ^ 5 -^ 

Barnicoat Engine Co., fifty men, 200.00 

tt " 212.50 

Warren 533.75 

9 76 
John S. Glover. q ' 

A. Staniford, °' 

James Boyd & Son, repairing hose, ^^ ^ 



$630.0 



11 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 

Dr. 

t 

RENT. 

Bills allowed : 
Mary J. Caldwell, 
James W. Bond, 
Oliver Underhill, 

E. Cogswell & Son, 
W. H. Kinsman, 

Lewis Choate, rent of woodhouse, 
M. A. Potter, 
Mary P. Shattuck, 
Heirs of J. L. Ross, 

F. Mitchell. 

Daniel Clarke, coffins, &c, 
William T. Averill, burials, 

Mrs. P. Reed, care of Mrs. H. Noyes, 

Joseph Leno, care of Martin, 

H. L. Hovey, board of Smith and Wyatt, 

Kate Brown, care of Mrs. H. Noyes, 

C. Palmer, certificate of insanity of tramp, 

A. M. Sargent, board of Samuel Spiller, 

C. A. Say ward, expense moving Samuel 

Spiller, and fare to Boston, 
Joseph Spiller, expense after E. Ross, 
E. W. Choate, " 

C. Palmer, attendance on Mrs. Fletcher 

and J. K. Smith, 
S. E. Pickard, board of Mrs. Howard, 



$12.00 
56.00 
66.66 
33.75 
15.00 
12.00 

7.50 
25,00 

5.00 

3.00 
73.00 

5.00 

110.00 

20.00 

411.00 

57.00 

2.00 

5.54 

4.70 
5.37 

3.87 

84.00 
12.00 



$313.91 



715.48 



TRAMPS 



Eastern Railroad, tickets. 
Asfawam House, board. 



$4.65 
3.00 



12 



$36.19 
41.10 



Bills allowed : 
T. E. Condon, bread and fish, 
Harrison Smith, care of 241 tramps, — $s±M 

C. A. Say ward, counsel fees and disburse- ' 

ments in Nancy Smith case, lb i - 8U 

George Haskell, counsel fees and disburse- 

ments in Nancy Smith case, -°- uu 

Charles Adams, judgment and costs in 
Nancy Smith case, '" 

Northampton Insane Hospital, board of ^ ^ ^ 

Nancy Smith, . ' 

C. A. Say ward, expense of moving Nancy ^ 

Smith to almshouse, _ 2 ,T68.65 

PARTIAL SUPPLIES. 

Robert Jordan, clothing, 

A. S. Hills, groceries, 

Frederic Willcomb, groceries, 

George H. Dixon, 

Asa Lord, 

I. K. Jewett, 

Curtis Damon, 

J. S. Smiledge, boots, 1T9# 90 




. POOP I» OTHER TOWNS. 

City of Lynn, supplies to J. K. Farley 
City of Newburyport, supplies to duller 

and Pickard, 
City of Boston, supplies to E. Ross and 

Ann Andrews, 
City of Salem, supplies to Quimby and 

Barker, two years, ■ 

( -ity of Gloucester, supplies to Miss Chap- 

man, ~" __ 462.47 



$29.50 
113.75 

18.22 
281.00 
20.00 



13 



Bills allowed : 

I. Flitner, medicine and attendance, $9.30 

Hurd & Tucker, attendance Mrs. H. Noyes, 32.00 

William P. Ross, delivering wood, 10.89 



$52.19 



FUEL. 



Joseph Horton, wood, 
Luther Nourse, u 
N. H. Lavalette, " 
William G. Brown, coal. 
John S. Glover, 



it 



$37.50 
20.00 
34.19 
23.01 

209.13 



323.83 



$ 4,901. 37 



Or. 

Received from Somerville, for supplies 
furnished in 1875, 

Received from Newburyport, ditto, 
" Groveland, ditto, 

" North Andover, ditto, 

44 Northampton Hospital, 

44 Estate of Ann Groves, 

" " John Willett, 



$410.00 
81.10 
51.75 
44.64 
12.65 
53.00 
70.84 



Due from State, supplies furnished in 


1875, 


20.00 


it 


Salem, " ' 




230.80 


u 


Newburyport, 44 4 




13.00 


tt 


Westford, 44 4 




56.55 


ii 


Haverhill, 44 ' 




33.75 


u 


Groveland, " 4 




16.00 


Wood 


on hand, 




25.00 



723.98 



Balance, 



395.10 

$1,119.08 
3,782.29 



$4,901.37 



14 



OVERSEERS' DEPARTMENT. 

Dr. 

To amount of bills in hand on last settlement, $ 822.33 

cash for board of P. Milligan, • 

.. from Eastern K. R., for burns at farm, 36.00 



u « Estate of Ann Groves, • • 

rt u « John Willett, 



- , 1,130.13 

sales from farm, 104.00 

board J. Leatherland, 2G ' 00 

« Rowell children, ^ Q() 

.« O. Apple ton, 



Or. 



HIGHWAYS. 



1^1,777.16 



81,217.22 
Bv cash paid Town Treasurer, 
7 S in their hands against sundry persons, J^94 

$1,777.16 



14,000.00 



Appropriation, 

Bills allowed : $39>56 

Edward Dole, gravel, 2J0 

Joseph Na&on, " 111.38 

Ellen M. Butoham, g 44 

F. Willcomb, nails, &c, " g 

John A. Newman, picks, handles, ftc, ^ ^ 



15 



Bills allowed : 

M. Nolan, sharpening picks, $3.30 

B. H. Smith, " .51 

Webster Smith, 68.71 



WIDENING BULL BROOK BRIDGE. 

George W. Stone, labor, $12.00 

James Griffing, " 26.25 

Joseph Smith, " 12.00 

George Low, team, 21.50 

" stone, 5.00 



DRAINS, RAILINGS, ETC. 

Jeremiah Brocklebank, labor, $45.00 
John T. Sherburne, building sea wall near 

wharf, 201.00 

E. Cogswell & Son, drain pipes, &c. 41.93 

John H. Cogswell, lumber, 150.29 

Daniel L. Hodgkins, " 3.33 

Charles E. Brown, bricks, 7.20 

George H. Brocklebank, labor, 7.00 

George Russell, 13.50 

H. Kirk, timbers, 2.00 

William Wade, labor on railing, 3.75 

W. H. Wade, - " ' 6.00 



$72.52 



76.75 



481.00 

For clearing snow under surveyors, 1,629.54 

For labor under surveyors, 3,452.41 

$5,873.79 



16 

TOWN FARM. 
Dr. 

Bills allowed : 

W. S. Russell & Co., dry goods, $92.17 

E. PloufT & Son, table cloths, pan, ware, &c. 13.14 

M. Newman, stove, tinware, &c. 116.46 

B. Newman, paint and oil, 9.55 

M. Nolan, blacksmith work, 27.47 

B. H. Smith, " 5.50 

M. C. Goodhue, " 14.72 

A. Geyer, medicine, 23.78 

I. H. Franklin, medical attendance 1874, 30.00 

A. B. Fellows, harrow and plough points, 32.50 

John Lane, cart, neb and painting, 42.00 

J. A. Newman, rope, augur, &c, 5.19 

George Barker, fly netting, 2.50 

John H. Cogswell, lumber, 43.31 

John Lummus, damage to hay, 20.00 



8231.32 



47.69 



53.78 



145.50 
John S. Glover, coal, 190 -5? 

$2,981.16 

Bills paid by Superintendent, for labor, 271.68 

u u « meat, 140.79 

" « " other items, 167.08 

579.55 

Decrease of personal property, 504.30 

$4,065.01 



17 



Or. 



Sales of English hay, 


$727.70 


Salt hay and thatch, 


237.59 


Butter, 


136.92 


Eggs, . 


29.78 


Milk, 


51.92 


Potatoes, 


143.22 


Barley, 


18.50 


Calves, 


62.24 


Lambs, 


66.50 


Poultry, 


12.49 


Pigs, 


68.00 


Cabbages, 


7.31 


Apples, 


9.25 


Vegetables, 


11.25 


Meal, 


1.34 


Straw, 


5.50 


Peas, 


1.15 


Husks, 


3.50 


Cider, 


9.60 


Hides, 


11.42 


Tallow, 


3.36 


Pasturing, 


42.00 


Wool, 


25.80 


Board of J. Leatherland, 


104.00 


" P. Milligan, 


2.86 


" 0. Appleton, 


32.00 


" Rowell children, 


26.00 


Cash from Eastern Railroad, for burns, 


36.00 


Balance, being expense, 


2,177.81 



$4,065.01 



: :. 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM, STOCK. Etc. 



Oxen, 

Cows, 

Heifers, 

Steers, 

Calves. 

Yearlings, 

Bulls, 

Horses, 

Sheep, 

Fat Hogs, 

Shoats, 

Pigs, 

Fowls, 

Turkeys, 

Horse wagon, 

Sleighs, 

Ox wagons, 

Ox carts, 

Mowing machine and 

harness, 
Ploughs, 
Cultivators, 
Harrows, 
Ox sled, 
Cords of wood, 
Tons of coal. 
Groceries, 
Cloth, 

Furniture and bedding, 
Stoves, 

Sewing machine, 
Washing machine, 
Winnowing mill. 
Wheel rake, 
Tools, etc.. 
Bay Tedder, 



/ — 
No. 

4 

14 

5 

1 

2 

1 

1 

2 

17 

2 

3 

12 

60 

6 

1 

1 

2 

2 

1 

7 
1 
2 
1 
25 
8 



is::.. 



Value. 

S450 

560 

150 

40 

20 

20 

40 

430 

153 

50 

75 

48 

30 

12 

190 

40 

170 

100 

124 
88 
15 
21 
15 

175 
64 
75 
35 

300 

110 

40 

14 

8 

35 

150 
75 



/ — 
No. 

4 

14 

3 

1 

6 

2 

1 
2 

15 
2 
4 
2 

60 
3 
1 
1 
2 
2 

1 

7 
1 
3 
1 
25 
10 



1876. 



Value. 
S450 
560 
105 

50 

72 

40 

40 
430 
135 

50 

100 

8 

30 

6 

190 

40 
170 
100 

124 

88 

15 

51 

15 
175 

80 

80 

30 
300 
210 

40 

14 
8 

35 
150 

75 



-\ r 



s^ 



Increase. 



S10 
5i> 
20 



Decrease. 



S45 



25 



18 



40 



30 



16 
5 



100 



$3922 



$4066 



$258 



$114 



10 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM, PRODUCE, Etc. 









1875. 
A. 


No. 


1876. 
Value. 


Increase. 






No. 


Value. 


Decrease. 


Corn, 


bushels, 


50 


$50 


50 


S50 






Barley, 


" 


30 


30 


30 


30 






Beans, 


u 


3 


9 


3 


9 






Potatoes. 


u 

1 


\250 


200 


250 


150 




$50 


Rye, 


it 


5 


6 25 








6 25 


Roots, 


t.t 


100 


75 


20 


10 




65 


Beef, 


barrels, 


2 


30 


1 


15 




15 


Pork, 


it 


1 


25 


1 1-2 


37 


$12 


. 


Cider, 


u 


2 


12 


2 


18 


6 




Apples, 


u 


4 


10 


3 


16 


6 


_ 


Soap, 
Ham, 


pounds, 


2 
75 


12 
11 25 


2 
125 


22 
20 


10 

8 75 




Beef, 


it 


150 


18 


150 


18 






Lard, 


«> 


60 


9 


40 


7 20 




1 80 


Tallow, 


t< 


30 


* 


30 


4 






Butter, 


a 


60 


24 


60 


24 






English 1 


lay, tons, 


20 


400 


15 


300 




100 


Salt hay 


and black 














grass, 




tons, 30 


330 


18 


180 




150 


Salt hay, 


market, 


" 20 


220 








220 


Corn fodder, 


2 


20 


2 


20 






Thatch, 




" 26 


208 


10 


80 




128 


Straw, 




1 


20 


2 1-2 


50 


30 




Rowen, 




k< 1 1-2 


30 


2 1-2 


50 


20 




Pickles, 






5 




5 






Cabbage: 


5, 




10 


< 


5 




5 




$1768 50 


$1120 20 


$92 75 


$741 05 



20 



JONATHAN SARGENT, Treasurer and Collector. 

Dr. 

To cash on hand February 1, 1875, $6,668.17 

uncollected taxes for 1873, 100.32 

1874, 1,742.31 

State tax committed to him, 2,680.00 

County " " 1,841.00 

Town « " 21,150.00 

Overlay ings committed to him, 1,112.26 

Addition of taxes, 33.20 

Discount on County tax, 18.41 

'*' Commonwealth School Fund, 266.91 

Reimbursement State Aid, 2,493.00 

Corporation tax, 1,143.87 

Bank tax, 745.61 

Income of Town House, 31.80 

« Town Scales, 100.56 

cash from Overseers, for sales from farm. 814.52 

Money hired on town notes, 7,000.00 

cash from Salem, 71.10 

" North Andover, 44.64 

Groveland, 97.00 

Somerville, 440.00 

Haverhill, 45.00 

" Newburyport, 146.10 

" liquor licenses, 550.00 

" Overseers, for burns at farm. 36.00 

cash for old lumber, 5.00 

" concert licenses, 18.00 

cash from Northampton Hospital, 12.65 

cash for discount on furniture, 8.00 

u san d, 10.00 

cash from County, for dog licenses, 252.42 

" Overseers, from est. of Ann Groves, 53.00 

« « " John Willett, 70.84 



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To cash from Overseers, board of J. Leatherland, $104.00 

" " P. Milligan, 2.86 

" O. Appleton, 136.00 

interest on deposits, 110.51 

" . " taxes, 42.75 



u 



$50,197.81 

Or. 

By orders drawn by Selectmen and paid, $25,714.99 

" " 1874, 704.82 

By allowances for State Aid paid, 2,626.00 

" 1874, 75.00 

abatements allowed, 230.88 

discount on taxes, 724.24 

State tax paid, 2,680.00 

County " 1,841.00 

interest paid on Town notes, 1,424.08 

principal " " 8,021.00 

cash paid Commonwealth, for liquor licenses, 137.50 

uncollected taxes, 1873, $43.68 

1874, 88.32 

1875, 2,576.22 
cash, 3,310.08 

6,018.30 

$50,197.81 



Expense and Income for the year ending February 

1, 1876. 

EXPENSE. 



Bills allowed : 




For Schools, 


$7,206.26 


Current Expenses, 


2,696.16 


Lighting Streets, 


414.64 


Fees and Salaries, 


1,185.70 


Fire Department, 


630.03 


Poor, balance of account, 


3,782.29 


Farm, " 


2,177.81 


Highways, 


5,873.79 


Interest on Town Notes, 


1,424.08 


Discount on taxes, 


724.24 


Abatements, 


230.88 




$26,345.88 


INCOME. 




Amount raised for Town purposes, 


$22,295.46 


Received of State : 




Corporation tax, $1,143.87 




Bank tax, 745.61 




School Fund, 266.91 






2,166.39 
42.75 


Received interest on taxe's, 


" " deposits, 


110.51 


" " discount on County- tax, 


18.41 


" from County, dog tax, 


252.42 


" for income of Town property, 




licenses, &c, 


586.36 


Balance, being expense beyond income, 


873.53 



$26,345.88 



Town in balance of all accounts. 

Dr. 

To Notes payable, $19,131.00 

Orders drawn and not paid, 249.35 

State Aid allowed and not paid, 236.00 



$19,616.35 
Balance, 34,701.19 



$54,317.54 



Or. 

By balance in the Treasurer's hands, $6,018.30 
amount due from State, for State Aid 

allowed, 3,201.00 

amount due from State, Poor account, 27.00 

Towns, " 376.10 
" " Overseers, farm bills 

in their hands, 559.94 





$10,182.34 


Personal property : 




At the Farm, 


5,186.20 


Engines, apparatus and houses, 


5,000.00 


Hearse, 


600.00 


Furniture and scales in Town House, 


100.00 


Hay Scales, 


800.00 


Safes for Treasurer and Clerk, 


429.00 



$12,115.20 

By Real estate : 

Farm, 16,000.00 

Town House and Safes, 2,350.00 

Woodland in Linebrook, 100.00 

at Common Fields, 65.00 

Turkey Shore Pasture, 100.00 



24 
School Houses, $12,500.00 



Gravel pit near Peatfield's, 


80.00 


" " Grammar School House, 


100.00 


" " J. C. Carlisle's, 


150.00 


" " Haffielcl Bridge, 


25.00 


" pit on Mount Pleasant, 


400.00 


" " in Candlewood, 


50.00 


Pounds, 


100.00 




$32,020.00 



$54,317.54 






REMARKS. 

The average number of persons at the Town Farm during 
the past year was twenty ; the present number is nineteen. 
The balance against the farm is large, owing in a measure to 
the decrease in personal property, amounting to $504.30. 
The various items of this decrease are set forth in the 
schedules of farm property, the largest item being for salt 
hay and thatch, which fell short, in weight, of the appraisal, 
and sold at a low price. About $ 400 of the amount paid on 
the Farm account was for bills of last year. 

The Current Expense account is much larger than last 
year. The extra expense is made up of damages and costs 
in the Marshall case, $1,077.61 ; building reservoir, $513.47, 
and two safes, $429, amounting in all to $2,020.08. 

The Poor account is also much larger than usual, owing 
to the expense in the Nancy Smith case : 
To wit costs and damages, $1,266.66 

Counsel fees and disbursements, 382.80 

Board at the hospital from the time the suit 
was commenced to last July, when she 
was removed to the farm, and expense 
of moving her there, 1,109.19 

$2,758.65 
Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES A. SAYWARD, 
WILLIAM D. BRACKETT, 
EDWARD W. CHOATE, 

Selectmen of Ipswich. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Receipts, Expen&itoes, &c. 



OF THE 



Town of J^psT^ieli., 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 1, 1877. 



< ■ » 



IPSWICH : 
PRESS OF THE IPSWICH CHRONICLE. 

1877. 



REPORT. 



SCHOOLS. 




Appropriation, 


«6,000.00 


" for repairs, 


150.00 


Massachusetts School Fund. 


228.15 


Dog Licenses, 


254.13 


. 


$6,632.28 


TEACHERS. 




Bills allowed : 




Abbie M. Fellows, South Intermediate, 


$314.98 


Helene A. Walton, " 


56.25 


M. E. Smith, South Primary, 


187.00 


Florence G. Jewett, kC 


130.00 


Lucy A. Perkins, Ross Intermediate, 


506.25 


Susie Archer, " Primary, 


90.00 


Nellie J. Badger, " " 


435.50 


Kate Dawson, " " 


18.75 


Kate L. Lord, " " Assistant, 


212.50 


Hannah S. Lord, North Intermediate, 


45.00 


Faustina M. Horton, '" " 


495.00 


Lizzie H. Moore, " Primary, 


340.00 


Mary E. Rogers, " " 


200.00 


Lucy W. Moore, " " Ass't 


131.25 


Emma J. Bailey, Village, 


243.75 


Arthur W. Dow, Linebrook, 


227.50 



Bills allowed : 

Joseph I. Horton, Linebrook, 1120.00 

Lucy S. Lord, " 70 - 00 

Arobine E. Goss, Candle wood, 184.29 

Arobine E. Goss, Argilla, 45.83 

Alice A. Smith, " 250.00 

Trustees of Manning School. 2000.00 



-$6,303.85 



BUILDING FIRES AND CARE OF SCHOOLHOUSES. 

George E. Gale. $5- 50 
J. C. Donovan, 4 -0° 

Charles H. Cuinmings, 24.50 

Elmer Stackpole, 1150 

Lincoln Ross. 38 ^° 

Everett L. Irving, 21.50 
Ira Worcester, °-^ 

Fred M. Adams, r) - 00 

Clarence E. Howe. 6 - 00 

Charles Goodhue. 10 - 50 



FUEL. 

Stephen Ross, sawing wood, $3.00 

Benj. R. Horton, " 7 - 50 

William F. Conant, wood, 27.25 

Joseph Horton, " ' 4 ^.00 

David Story, " 3.7o 

Benj. D. Appleton, " 5.50. 

I. A. Rogers, t; 26.08 

Abram Lummus, v ' 3 ^° 

David F. Dow, putting in coal, 2.00 

William Seward, sawing wood, 5.25 

David Pickard. " 2.75 

Homer Howe. " 4 - 00 

John S. Glover, coal, :U -°2 

Wm. G. Brown, Wk 1875-6, 



290.3G 



131.50 



459.96 



REPAIRS, ETC. 

Bills allowed : 

Calvin Batclielder, teaming, $1.7*5 

P. Condon, setting glass, .80 

E. Cogswell & Son, broom, chalk, ink etc., 2.02 

J. A. Blake, books and crayons, 8.80 

J. W. Russell, moving furniture, .50 

Edward Brown, repairs on school houses, 6.83 

Edward Roberts, " " .50 

John A. Newman, repairs, locks, etc., 12.31 

E. F. Beeler, " 2.25 

James Shattuck, " 3.37 

Homer Howe, " 1.00 

Joseph F. Ross, lettering diplomas, 2.50 

Warner Downs, horse hire, 1.50 

M. Newman, stoves, funnel, etc., 59.75 

E. PloufT, " " 55.55 

C. A. Say ward, cost of suit in Wildes' case, 30.00 



CURRENT EXPENSES. 



188.93 



$7,084.24 



James F. Gwinn, boundary stone, $5.00 
Town of Topsfield, surveying boundary be- 
tween Ips. and Tops., & bound'y stones, 14.25 
Isaac Day, setting lamp post, .75 
E. W. Choate, labor removing safes, 6.25 
Aaron D. Wells, distributing town reports, 3.00 
Asher Blake, care of town clock, 24.00 
William T. Averill, ringing bell, 25.00 
Geo. A. Willett, taking census of children, 22.00 
John A. Newman, lock, 1.60 
I. K Jewett, tarring trees, 4.50 
M. Newman, oil & chimneys for town house, 7.14 
S. N. Baker, rent for selectmen's room, 25.75 

$139.24 



6 



Bills allowed : 

Charles E. Brown, bricks for reservoir, $15.00 

C. W. Chapman, iron work, " 4.00 

Perley B. Lakeinan, labor on " 30.72 

T. E. Roberts, " " 13.75 

J. Griffing, build'g res'r, by vote of town, 150.00 

E. L. Davenport, printing town report, 110.00 
E. L. Davenport, u blanks, notices, etc., 28.00 

L. H. Daniels, " " • < 5 

Daniel Clarke, returning deaths, 13.50 

William T. Averill, " tf-75 

David F. Dow, " 1 - 50 

Emerson Howe, . " -^5 

Y. G. Hurd, " 2 - 25 

George F. Bray, u 12 -? 5 



$213.47 



CEMETERIES. 



Chas. Wade, expense on wt 
B. H. Smith, Repairing " 



Asa Lord, 2d, labor, 71 - 75 

Luther Lord, " 99 - 3T 

Daniel Sheehan, " 14-00 

T. E. Roberts, " °- 0C | 

N. B. Ross, lumber for fence, 2.36 



F. A. Wait, wood for town house, 17.00 

Moses G. Lord, sawing wood, 5.00 

I. A. Rogers, wood, 3 ^° 

William G. Brown, coal, 72 -44 



E. J. Grant, care of bouys, 

A. Stamford, paint for " 6 - 00 

I. K. Jewett, rope " " 



.50 
2.40 



138.75 



37.00 



192.48 



25.00 



97.94 



36.15 



Bills allowed : 

Calvin Batchelder, teaming, $8.00 

J. W. Russell, " 12.50 

H. P. Willcomb, express, 6.10 

I. K. Jewett, stationery, 3.92 

E. Cogswell & Son, ki .95 

A. Geyer, " 2.60 

D. Putnum, " 4.45 
J. Sargent, postage, stationery and expense, 11.60 

H. P. Willcomb, book for hay scales, 2.90 

W. K. Bell, postage and stationery, 6.35 

N. R. Farley, * 4 .90 



Lewis Choate, repairing hay scales, 26.10 

Harrison Smith, attendance on Selectmen 

and Engineers, 27.00 

Harrison Smith, supplies furnished prisoners, 6.60 
E. Plouff & Son, pump and pipe for well, 19.87 
E. Plouff & Son, repairing stoves, and fun- 
nel for town house, 55.22 
C. A. Sayward, exp'se of suit in Slack case, 30.00 
A. H. Wildes, land damage, and cost of suit, 

in Manning School case 169.20 



$55.27 



333.99 



REPAIRING AND ENLARGING THE TOWN HOUSE. 

For land taken of Heard estate, $700.00 
C. A. Sayward, writing deed and recording, 2.50 

Ellis & Co, moving old town house, 285.00 

Geo. Early, labor, 1.75 

Daniel Sheehan, " 8.50 

Wm. Seward, " 10.00 

N. R. Wait, " 7.00 

Smith E. Hayes, " 15.75 

Geo. Russell, " 105.00 

T. E. Roberts, " 82.50 

Henry Noyes, " 2.50 



190.75 

_~.00 

58.25 

2.6-2 



Bills allowed : 

•£2 

James Scott. " „ 

M. G. Lord. " ^ 

Jas. Galbraith, " V* 

O -jM « '0.00 

Jas. Gritting. 
John Sherburne, 
C, W. Wait. 
James F. Butler. 
Henrv Jewett, 
Trumbull Granite Co. stone for underpinning 
and basement. 

Russell & 'Archer, labor and stock as per 
Kusseno* 3.380.00 

contiact. - 

— — 15,581 

Bartlett Lumber Co., lumber. 17.50 

Lewis Choate, timber. '^ 

J. H. Cogswell, lumber. &*'•* 

D. L. Hodgkius. » "o»« 

Baylev & Perkins, lumber ior finishing. 1.4oU- „ ^^ 

Tyler Caldwell, sand. • 

William H. Fall, teaming sand. J-« 

John H. Cogswell, lime and cement. 1W.« 

D. L. Hodgkins, 05 
Warren and Bond, hair. '- 
Edwin T. Pike, plasterin £ ~ JO ^ . 

E. Co-sw.ll & Son. cement, lead, etc., 25. 

C. Damon, paint, 

_ .-, bo. . s 

Dexter Bros, oil, _ 

Salem L 4i lg 

C. H. paintin 

OO. h -i 

Alfred Norman, 

Samuel I " .^g 

Harrison Smith. 



9 



Bills allowed : 

J. W. Newman, painting, $82.03 

J. E. Tenney, » 42.87 

H. J. Newman, " 57.75 

Burbank & Co., hard wood finish, 27.25 



Eames & Wait, stone steps, 188.00 

Wm. G. Brown, teaming, 157.00 

J. W. Russell, " 13.85 

C. Bachelder, " 38.90 

Eastern Railroad, freight, 67.07 

H. P. Willcomb, express, 17.70 

Warren Bojnton, " 4.25 

Chas. E. Brown, bricks, 443.00 

Geo. H. Brocklebank, laying bricks, 229.00 

Nath'l Hovey, labor, 28.50 

E. M. Burnham, gravel, 10.08 



Russell & Archer, labor & stock, finishing, 1,322.34 

Foster Russell, " 105.74 

Robert Stone, " 6.70 

S. P- Rutherford, « 32.00 

Perley B. Lakeman, " 25.00 

Henry A. Lord, " 88.87 

Harrison Smith, u 48.80 

S. F. Cann<ey, sawing, 101.36 

J. H. Burnham, use of derrick, 19.00 

Chapman & Soden, covering paper, 17.97 

J. A. Newman, nails, locks, &c. 311.11 

Aaron Lord, moving fence, 5.00 

P. Condon, painting " 11.00 

C. W. Chapman, iron work, 44.61 

Webster Smith, " 31.03 

Webster Smith, iron work on lockup, 71.94 



1607.28 



1,197.35 



Thomas T. Chapman, labor, 52.00 

Joseph Smith, Jr., " 70.75 



2,242.47 



10 



Bills allowed : 

Jaraes Scott, Jr., labor, $9.19 

William P. Ross, labor with team, 17.50 

F. P. Moore, " " 15.75 

Patrick Riley, " " 5.20 

Wesley B. Copp, " " 35.50 

Wesley B. Atkinson, labor, 1.75 

Gorham F. Hill, " 5.25 

Robert Mee, " 1.75 

Asa Lord, 2d, " 46.50 

Luther Lord, » 39.00 

M. McDonald, " 11.00 



1311.14 



John Sumner, ventilator, 50.00 

Watson & Bisbee, railing and stair work, 159.56 

Oscar M. Shaw, labor on stairs, 62.00 

Frederick Weld, curtain, 82.54 

Gardner Chilson, furnaces, 364.95 
E. PloufT & Son, funnel, pipe, etc., for furn's, 178.06 

J. S. Paine, desk and chairs, 77.65 

Morss & Whyte, railing for gallery, 106.25 

Cutter & Parker, doors, windows & blinds, 666.00 

Burdett & Williams, window weights, 51.11 

Artemus Merriam, settees and chairs, 681.40 

L. M. Ham, doors and iron for vault, 315.33 

L. M. Ham. columns and plates, 25.23 

L. M. Ham, lamp posts and iron railing, 118.99 

R. Hollings & Co, chandeliers and lamps, 285.45 

Miscellaneous, 7.96 

3,232.48 

Total, 116,423.47 

, $17,667.76 

This includes (with an exception, probably, not exceeding 
$75) the whole amount expended for the repair and enlarge- 
ment of the Town House. The amount sold from the old 
house, lumber, safes, &c, is about $200. There is oil and 
paint enough remaining on hand to paint the house when- 
ever it becomes necessary. 



11 



STREET LAMPS. 

Bills allowed : 

Samuel Walker & Co., oil, $166.74 

Eastern Railroad, freight, 8.80 

C. Bachelder, teaming, 4,85 

Nicholson, Frost & Co., chimneys, 23.20 

Morey & Smith, " 5.10 

Norcross & Wells, " 10.50 

E. PloufT & Son, chimneys and burners, 22.25 

F. Willcomb, wicks and matches, 1.35 
Warren Boynton, express, .50 
H. P. Willcomb, " .40 
Russell & Archer, labor on lamp posts, 2,06 
Robert Stone, setting posts, 8.30 
John H. Cogswell, posts, 1.80 
John A. Newman, repairing lanterns, 2.35 
Mark Newman, new lanterns, repairs, &c, 63.92 
Ignatius Dodge, care of lamps, 200.72 



FEES AND SALARIES. 

Bills allowed : 

C. A. Say ward, salary as School Committee, $40.00 
Wesley K. Bell, " " 40.00 

J. I. Horton, " " 40.00 



Harrison Smith, police services, 


15.75 


Thomas C. Tilton, 


a 


30.50 


James F. Butler, 


a 


89.00 


Joseph Spiller, 


u 


18.00 


T. B. Fall, 


a 


32.50 



8522.84 



$120.00 



12 



Bills allowed : 

F. P. Moore, police services, $13.00 

David F. Dow, " 3.00 

Geo. Sherburne, " 3.00 

Jesse Warren, assisting police officer, 4.50 

C. A. Sayward, balance of salary for 1875, 100.00 
N. R. Farley, salary as Selectman, Assessor 

and Overseer of the Poor, 100.00 

N. R. Farley, extra services as Assessor, 5.00 

William D. Brackett, salary as Selectman, 

Assessor and Overseer of the Poor, 100.00 
W. D. Brackett, extra services as Assessor, 9.00 
J. C. Underhill, salary as Selectman, As- 
sessor and Overseer of the Poor, 100.00 
J. C. Underhill, extra services as Assessor, 7.50 
F. Willcomb, services as Assessor, 25.00 
Aaron F. Brown, Auditor, 1875, 10.00 

James F. Butler, salary as truant officer, 12.00 

Joseph Spiller, " " .12.00 

T. B. Fall, notifying town meeting, 5.00 
Jonathan Sargent, salary as Treasurer and 

Collector, 300.00 

Wesley K. Bell, salary as Town Clerk, 50.00 

W. K. Bell, recording births and deaths, 35.00 
W K. Bell, costs of suits against sundry 

persons, .lo.ou 

Harrison Smith, Lockup Keeper, 28.00 



$209.25 



456.50 



455.35 
$1,241.10 



18 
FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

ENGINEERS, ETC. 



Bills allowed : 






John J. Glasier, 




.$5.00 


Webster Smith, 




5.00 


George W. Baker, 




5.00 


Ezra W. Lord, 




5.00 


James W. Bond, 




11.00 


Hook and Ladder Cc 


>., twenty men, 


85.00 


W. W. Walton, steward, 


5.00 


Warren Engine Co., 


fifty men, 


225.00 


Barnicoat " 


u 


250.00 



$596 00 



REMOVING AND REPAIR OF ENGINE HOUSES, 

M. Ellis & Co., removing Engine House, $33. DO 
James Griffing, underpinning " 7.50 
Moses Chapman, teaming stone, 2.50 
John M. Brown, labor, repairs Engine House, 36.25 
Gracy & Shattuck, painting, " 32.50 
Joseph Smith, Jr., labor on " 5.00 
John F. Lord, « " 6.00 
Aaron Lord, removing and repairing War- 
ren Engine House, 160.00 
George H. Brock lebank, underpinning War- 
ren Engine House, 12.50 
William P. Ross, teaming gravel, 2.25 
Isaac Harris, " .48 

John F. Lord, watching fire, 1.50 

Sylvester Brown, " 1.50 

John Doyle, " 7.25 

Dennis Mayniham, " 7.25 

C. H. Baker, care of engine, oil, &c, 12.12 

Geo. W. Cummings, " S* " 20.40 



297.98 



14 



Bills allowed : 

J. A. Blake, alcohol, $1.60 

J. J. Glasier, hose covering, 2.00 

C. W. Brown, repairs, 2.08 

Michael Connolly, cleaning hose, 2.75 

I. K. Jewett, oil, &c, 4.50 

Webster Smith, repairing fire hooks, • 1.25 

J. Boyd & Son, " hose, . 3.00 

George C. Lord, work on engine, 5.50 

C. W. Blackburn, repairs, &c, 13.00 

E. Haskell, labor on engine, 4.00 

George Barker, repairs, 1.25 

Eastern Railroad, freight. 1.20 

E. L. Davenport, advertising proposals, 3.00 

Mark Newman, brushes, &c. 3.35 

James P. Jewett, land rent, 10.83 

William G. Brown, " two years," 20.00 
William G. Brown, storing H. & L. truck, 21.00 

William G. Brown, horse hire, 1.50 

William G. Brown, fuel, 23.08 

J. S. Glover, fuel, 1.25 

J. L. Dickinson, fuel, 1.00 

Warren Boynton, express, 2.35 



8179.81 



$1,073.79 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

Appropriation, $4,000.00 

Bills allowed : 
J. H. Wiley, gravel, $0.30 

Estate of Ira Worcester, gravel, 3.75 

Alvin Story, gravel, 10.56 



15 



Bills allowed : 

H. S. Lord, gravel, $7.00 

Hervey Nourse, " 5.59 

Joseph Horton, " 23.80 

Aaron F. Brown, " 10.88 

Clarence Cobnrn, " 7.30 

H. Wilson, " 22.40 

E. M. Burnham, " 65.22 

Edward Dole, " 21.65 



D. P. Nourse, labor on Manning bridge, 2.25 
Perley B. Lakeman, repairing bridge on 

Beach road, 39.00 
Perley B. Lakeman, repairing bridge on 

County street, 7.75 

B. D. Appleton, repairing bridge, Egypt river, 28.75 

J. F. Kinsman, repairing Haffield bridge, 27.90 

D. T. Perley, repairing bridges at Linebrook, 62.55 



Eastern Railroad, old sleepers, 


30.00 


F. P. Moore, lumber, 


2.00 


C. Bachelder, " 


2.00 


D. L, Hodgkins," 


42,82 


J. H. Cogswell, " 


50.46 


M. Nolan, blacksmith work, 


2.67 


M. Poor, " 


.80 


Webster Smith, " 


5.77 


Chas. W. Chapman, " 


76.85 



Ipswich Mills, drain pipe, 25.20 

E. Cogswell & Son, drain pipe, 152.01 

E. Cogswell & Son, cement, 5.50 

A. S. Hills, powder, 1.75 

E. Cogswell & Son, powder, 21.47 

Thomas Brown, covering stone, 2.75 

.lames Damon, covering stone and steps, 18.63 

J. A. Newman, picks and handles, 4.20 



$178.45 



168.20 



127.28 



86.01* 



16 



Bills allowed : 

F. Willcomb, nails, $0.85 

J. M. Brown, repairing fence, T. E. Condon, 10.75 

J. W. Newman, painting signs, 3.00 



For clearing snow, under Surveyors, 
For labor, under Surveyors, 



$245.61 

$805.63 

712.48 

3,995.93 

15,514.04 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 
Dr. 

Bills allowed : 
Mary A. Potter, rent, 

Mary P. Shattuck, » 
Estate of J. L. Ross, 
J. W. Bond, 
Charles Kimball, 
T. F. Cogswell, 
John E. Lord, 
F. Mitchell, 
F. Mitchell, rent of building for tramps, 
Lewis Choate, rent of wood-house, 

Sarah E. Pickard, board of Mrs. Howard, 

H. L. Hovey, board of Mrs. Wyatt, 

Eastern Railroad, poor travellers, 

Daniel Clarke, coffins, 

J. C. Underbill, travelling expenses, 

T. E. Condon, horse hire, 

J. A. Savary, board of poor travellers, 



138.00 
9.33 
37.50 
4*2.00 
11.25 
33.75 
10.00 
6.00 
12.50 
12.00 

106.00 

66.25 

10.90 

28.00 

2.50 

2.50 

8.50 



$212.33 



17 



Bills allowed : 

M. D. Smith, board of poor travellers, $8.00 

H. P. Willcomb, express, .75 

Miscellaneous, 1,80 



David Foster, wood, 




11.41 


Abram Lummus, " 




15.00 


D. G. Chapman, " 




19.90 


I. A. Rogers, " 




7.00 


Lewis Dickinson, u 




45.60 


J. S. Glover, coal, 




7.2.80 


Wm, G. Brown, " 




81.26 


William P. Ross, delivering 


wood, 

a SUPPLIES. 


11.22 


PARTIA] 




Albert S. Hills, groceries, 




$72.00 


T. E. Condon, 




10.00 


Geo. H. Dixson, " 




40.00 


C. Damon, " 




12.00 


F. Willcomb, 




25.00 


Asa Lord, " 




160.00 


E. Cogswell & Son, " 




2.00 


Wm. S. Russell, cloth and blankets, 


14.33 


E. C. Darling, shoes, 




3.00 


George R. Bancroft, shoes, 




.75 


J. A. Blake, medicine, 




10.00 



POOR IN OTHER TOWNS. 

City of Salem, supplies to Quimby, Barker 

and P. H. Carr, 1*2.82 

City of Gloucester, supplies to Miss Chap- 
man, 25.00 

City of Newburyport, supplies to Fuller and 

Pickard, 104.88 

City of Boston, supplies to Ann Andrews 

and McDonald, 19.30 



$235.20 



264.19 



- 349.08 



18 



Bills allowed : 
Town of Georgetown, board of Leonard 

children, $68.00 

$400.00 



T. E. Condon, bread and fish for tramps, 32.62 
Harrison Smith, care of 387 tramps, 56.70 



89.32 



$1,550.12 



Or. 

Received from Newburyport, for supplies 

furnished in 1876, $169.00 

Received from North Andover, ditto, 101.43 

" Groveland, ditto, 35.50 

" Hamilton, ditto, 4.00 

$309.93 

Due from Haverhill, supplies furnished, 1876, 45.00 

" " balance of acc't, 1875, 6.75 

Wood on hand. 60.00 

111.75 



$421.68 
Balance, 1,128.44 

$1,550.12 



OVERSEERS' DEPARTMENT. 

Dr. 

To amount of bills in hand on last settlement, $559.94 

sales from farm, 529.20 

board of J. Leatherland, 104.00 

" C. Richards, 34.50 

$1,227.64 



10 



Or. 

By cash paid Town Treasurer, 

" " " received from 
bills of 1875, 
By bills in their hands, 


$633.20 

515.27 
79.17 



$1,227.64 



TOWN FARM. 
Dr. 



Bills allowed : 
E. Plouff & Son, tinware, tank for stove, 

repairs, $13.54 
J. A. Newman, glass, tools and hardware, 22.20 

Mark Newman, chimneys, lamps, &c. 14.71 

George E. Lord, repairing carts, 15.50 

Aaron Lord, repairs, 7.50 

George Barker, repairing harness, 10.06 

Alouzo B. Fellows, pump, 12.40 

Eben Kimball, repairs, 6.88 

C. W. Chapman, tire for wheels, 9.00 

C. W. Chapman, blacksmith work, 17.40 

M. Nolan, » " 32.67 

Webster Smith, « " 10.70 

B. H. Smith, " " 36.29 

E. Goodhue, " " 3.80 



William S. Russell, dry goods, 14.39 

E. Cogswell & Son, " 7.95 

C. Damon, " 1.95 

Asa Lord, " 5.24 



$102.79 



109.86 



538.87 

4.65 

5.55 

22.20 

22.12 

16.21 



$189.13 



20 



Bills allowed : 
E. C. Darling, shoes, 
Geo. R. Bancroft, " 
J. S. Smiledge, 
George W. Ellis, 
Robert Jordan, clothing, 
S. N. Baker, Jr., " 

E Tucker, medical attendance, 30 - 00 

A. Geyer, medicine, «-°» 
I. Flitner, iQ 

J. A. Blake, " 12 3 20 

Asa Lord, tools, 

C. Damon, " 

E. Cogswell & Son, tools, 

B. A. Cleaves, fish, 
J. H. Brocklebank, clams, 
William White, bread, 
J. Stackpole & Son, soap, 
William G. Brown, ice, three years, 
Maynard Whittier, meat, 
George H. Green, " 
William G. Brown, coal, in (Z 
E. Cogswell & Son, hay seed, U-<^ 

C. Damon, hay seed, ;J_ 405 8T 



6.16 

6.20 

34.60 

14.58 

2.40 

3.56 

15.76 

15.00 

69.03 

104.78 



E. Cogswell & Son, groceries, 
T. E. Condon, " 
George H. Dixson, 
I. K. Jewett, 
C. Damon, 

F. Willcomb, 
Asa Lord, 

TT . n u 00. Ol 

A. S. Hills, 768.66 

George H. Dixson, meal, 
I. K. Jewett, meal and feed, 



166.36 
38.05 
19.83 
68.39 

241.72 
11.85 

157.15 



1.35 

21.05 



21 



Bills allowed : 

Asa Lord, meal and feed, $64.10 

A. S. Hills, - " 102.87 



J. H. Cogswell, lumber and shingles, 82.66 

Foster Russell, labor, shingling barn, 26.00 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber and shingles, 52.26 

Robert Stone, labor, repairs, 30.60 



Robert Stone, contract for new building, 485.81 

C. E. Brown, bricks, 17.80 

E. Plouff & Son, grates and boiler, 6.50 

Eben Kimball, building chimney, &c. 42.62 

John H. Cogswell, lumber, lime and hair, 30.84 



William Perley, oxen, 190.00 

D. T. Perley, young stock, 144.00 



Anna B. Marshall, labor, 1875, 92.00 

Anna E. Stevenson, V" " 58.25 

J. E. Bartlett, balance of salary as Supt., 200.00 

J. E. Bartlett, bills paid Feb. & Mar. 1876, 39.91 

Daniel A. Warner, salary as Supt., in part, 477.00 

D. A. Warner, for sund. bills paid by him, 267.48 



$189.37 



191.52 



583.57 



334.00 



1,134.64 



4,082.61 
Bills paid by the Superintendent, 501.34 

$4,583.95 



22 
Or. 

By sales from Farm, 

English hay, $529.20 

Salt hay and thatch, 119.20 

Butter, 33.86 

Eggs, 11-02 

Calves, 59.11 

Lambs, B7.40 

Poultry, - 50 

Husks, 5 - 00 

Vegetables, *™ 



Oxen, 



137.50 



Sheep, 41 - 50 

Seed corn, 1-0° 

Hides, 10 -1 7 

Wool, 21 - 7T 

Pasturing, ^9.00 

Old Iron, *1- 86 

Labor off the farm, 9 - 40 

Board, 2 - 50 

Board of J. Leatherland, 104.00 

Board of Charles Richards, 34.50 

$1,169.04 
Increase of personal property, 945.20 

2,114.24 
Balance, being expense, 2,469,71 

$4,583.95 



23 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM, STOCK, Etc. 







1876. 




1877. 










y^ 




_^A 




* 




No. 


Value. 


No. 


Value. 


r 
Increase 


. Decrease. 


Oxen, 


4 


$450 


6 


$675 


$225 




Cows, 


14 


560 


17 


680 


120 




Heifers, 


3 


105 


3 


105 






Steers, 


1 


50 


3 


100 


50 




Calves, 


6 


72 


8 


96 


24 




Yearlings, 


2 


40 


14 


280 


240 




Balls. 


1 


40 


1 


40 






Horses, 


2 


430 


2 


430 






Sheep, 


15 


135 








$135 


Fat Hogs. 


2 


50 


2 


50 






Shoats, 


4 


100 


4 


100 






Pigs, 


2 


8 








8 


Fowls, 


60 


30 


50 


25 




5 


Ducks, 






14 


8 


8 




Turkeys, 


3 


6 


3 


6 






Horse wagon, 


1 


190 


1 


190 






Sleighs, 


1 


40 


1 


40 






Ox Wagons, 


2 


170 


2 


170 






Ox carts, 


2 


100 


2 


100 






Mowing machine and 














harness, 


1 


124 


1 


124 






Ploughs, 


7 


88 


7 


88 






Cultivators, 


1 


15 


2 


18 


3 




Harrows, 


3 


51 


3 


51 






Ox Sled, 


1 


15 


1 


15 






Cords of wood, 


25 


175 


25 


175 






Tons of coal, 


10 


80 


9 


72 




8 


Groceries, 




80 




75 




5 


Cloth, 




30 




15 




15 


Furniture and bedding, 




300 




300 






Stoves, 




210 




210 






Sewing machine, 


1 


40 


1 


40 






Washing machine, 


1 


14 


1 


14 






Winnowing mill, 


1 


8 


1 


8 






Wheel rake, 


1 


35 


1 


35 






Tools, etc., 




150 




150 






Hay tedder, 




75 




75 








$4066 


$4560 


$670 


$176 



24 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM, PRODUCE, Etc. 











1876. 
Value. 


1877. 


>\ 




No. 


No. 


Value. Increase. 


\ 

Decrease. 


Corn, 


bushelr, 




50 


$50 


280 


$280 


$230 




Barley, 


« 




30 


30 


15 


15 




$15 


Beans, 


it 




3 


9 








9 


Potatoes, 


u 




250 


150 


130 


130 




20 


Roots, 


u 




20 


10 


316 


158 


148 




Beef, 


barrels. 




1 


15 


1 


15 






Pork, 


" 




1 1-2 


37 


1 1-2 


37 






Cider, 


t. 




2 


18 


5 


25 


17 




Apples, 
Soap, 


it 




3 
2 


16 
22 


6 
2 


12 
12 




4 
10 


Ham, 


pounds. 




125 


20 


155 


25 


5 




Beef, 


it 




150 


18 


40 


5 




13 


Lard, 


tt 




40 


7 


20 60 


8 


40 1 20 




Tallow, 


it 




30 


4 


30 


4 






Butter, 


u 




60 


24 


65 


22 




2 


English hay, tons. 




15 


300 


10 


150 




150 


Salt hay 


and black 


- 














grass, 




tons 


, 18 


180 


22 


220 


40 




Salt hay, 
Thatch, 


market, 


tt 


10 


80 


8 
23 


120 

230 


120 
150 




Corn fodder, 


tt 


2 


20 


7 


95 


75 




Straw, 




u 


2 1-2 


50 








50 


Rowen, 




tt 


2 1-2 


50 








50 


Pickles, 








5 








5 


Cabbages, 






5 








5 


Grass sei 


2d, 










8 


8 






$1120 20 


$15 


71 40 $784 20 


$333 00 








4066 00 


4560 00 


670 00 


176 00 




5186 20 


6131 40 


1454 20 


509 00 












5186 20 


509 00 





$.945 20 $945 20 



26 

JONATHAN SARGENT, Treasurer and Collector. 

Dr. 

To cash on hand February 1, 1876, $3,310.08 

uncollected taxes for 1873, $43.68 

1874, 88.32 

1875, 2,576.22 2,708.22 
State aid allowed 1872, unpaid, 54.00 

1873, 44 92.00 

State tax committed to him, 2,178.00 

County - 4 4k " 1,799.65 

Town 44 " " 27,306.00 

Overlay ings committed to him, 647.05 31,930.70 

orders drawn 1873, cred Mar. 1, '74, 68.79 
cash received from Commonwealth, 

on poor account, 20.00 
44 Reimbursement State Aid, 2,400.00 



Corporation tax, 


861.19 


Bank tax, 


1,200.51 


Commonwealth School Fund, 


228 15 


Overseers, farm bills, 1875, 


515.27 


44 sales from farm, 


529.20 


Money hired on town notes, 


16,900.00 


cash from Westford, 


56.55 


44 44 Hamilton, 


4.00 


44 Salem, 


230.80 


44 Haverhill, 


27.75 


44 4i Newburyport, 


169.00 


k4 44 North Anclover, 


101.43 


44 44 Groveland, 


35.50 


44 for board of J. Leatherland, 


104.00 


Income of Town Scales, 


90.83 


fines under town by-laws, 


9.00 


turkey shore pasture, 2 years rent, 


14.00 


cash received for concert licenses, 


18.00 


Income of Town House. 


83.56 



26 



To Interest on deposits, 36.23 

" taxes, 95.79 

discount on County tax, 17.99 

cash for oil barrels, 22.50 

« " safe, 15.00 

" " pump, 5.00 

sales of stone and old lumber from 

town bouse, 190.67 

Dog licenses, 254.13 

Gravel, 2.35 



$62,402.19 



Or. 

By casb paid on orders drawn by 

Selectmen, 1873, $58.12 

casb paid on orders drawn by 

Selectmen, 1874, 79.14 

casb paid on orders drawn by 

Selectmen, 1875, 171.12 

Wbole amount of orders drawn 

1876, $38,736.50 

Less unpaid, 2,891.67 

By cash paid on order drawn 1876, 35,844.83 
" " order for State Aid allowed 

in 1875, 78.00 

Whole amount of orders drawn for 
State Aid in 1876, $2,533.00 

Less unpaid, 83.00 

By casb paid order for State Aid drawn 

1876, 2,450.00 

cash paid order State tax, 2,178.00 



27 
By cash paid State reimbursement bank 



tax, 1875, 


12.03 


cash paid County tax, 


1,799.65 


kw principal on town notes, 


14,906.74 


" interest " " 


1,265.75 


Discount on taxes, 


839.90 


Abatements, 


791.04 


Uncollected taxes, 


1,457.04 


Cash on hand, 


470.83 


-^ ,^ m p , — 


$62,402.19 



Expense and Income for the year ending February 1, 

1877. 





EXPENSE. 




Bills allowed : 






For schools, 




17,084.24 


current expenses, 




17,667.76 


lighting streets, 




522.84 


fees and salaries, 




1,241.10 


fire department, 




1,073.79 


poor, balance of account. 


1,128.44 


farm " 


t( 


2,469.71 


highways, 




5,514,04 


interest on town notes, 


1,243.49 


discount on taxes, 




839.90 


abatements, 




791.04 




$39,576.35 




INCOME. 




Amount raised for town purposes, 


$27,953.05 


Received of State, Corporation tax, 


861.19 


Bank tax, 


1,200.61 


School fund, 


228.15 






2,289.85 



Received interest on taxes, $93.94 

" " deposits, 36.23 

" discount on County tax, 17.99 

" from County, dog tax, 254.13 

" income of Town property, licenses, &c. 445.06 

Balance, being expense beyond income, 8,486.10 

$39,576.35 



< — es^ » 



Town in balance of all accounts. 

Dr. 

To notes payable, $21,124.26 

orders drawn and not paid, 2,891.67 

State aid allowed and not paid, 83.00 

Interest due and unpaid, 56.00 

$24,154.93 

Balance, 40,650.26 



•S64.805.19 



Or. 

By balance in the Treasurer's hands, $1,927.87 

amount due from State, for State aid allowed, 3,334.00 

« " Poor account, 7.00 

" from towns, Ck 51.75 

" Overseers, farm bills in their hands, 79.17 

85.399.79 
By Personal property : 

At the Farm, 6,131.40 

Engines, Apparatus and Houses, 5,000.00 

Hearse, 600.00 

Furniture and scales in Town House, 500.00 



29 



Hay scales, $800.00 

Safes for Treasurer and Clerk, 420.00 





$13,460.40 


By Real estate : 




Farm, 


16,000.00 


Town House, 


16,000.00 


Woodland in Linebrook, 


100.00 


44 at Common Fields, 


65.00 


Turkey Shore Pasture, 


100.00 


Thatch Bank at Great Flats, 


200.00 


44 Third Creek, 


75.00 


School Houses, 


12,500.00 


Gravel pit near Peatfield's, 


80.00 


44 i4 Grammar School House, 


100.00 


44 J. C. Carlisle's, 


150.00 


44 44 Hameld Bridge, 


25.00 


44 on Mount Pleasant, 


400.00 


44 in Candlewood, 


50.00 


Pounds, 


100.00 




$45,945.00 



$64,805.19 



REMARKS. 

The Overseers, during the past year, have erected a 
building over the cellar of the old house on the Town's 
Farm, to be used as a wash room and tool house, and for 
the storing of carts and farming utensils, the cellar to be 
used for vegetables during the winter. It has long been 
considered a much-needed improvement, and the Superin- 
tendent has already found that its convenience and value 
for the purposes for which it was intended, has fully justified 
the expense. The cost was $583.57. The work on the 
cellar was done mostly by the help on the farm. They 
have also made some change in the stock on the farm, by 



30 

selling and otherwise disposing of the old oxen and cows? 
and procuring young stock; increasing the number from 
thirty-one in 1876 to fifty-two at the present time, and 
adding materially to the value in quality aside from the 
increase in number. 

The outstanding bills against the farm are very small- 
from two hundred to three hundred dollars less than at the 
corresponding time last year. The whole number of in- 
mates at the farm the past year was twenty-three. The 
average number twenty. Deducting the cost of the new 
building ($583.57) from the balance against the farm, makes 
the cost of support, by the usual mode of computation, 
$2.60 each per week. 

It will be seen by the report that the excess of expen- 
diture over income for the current year is about $8,400, 
caused by the repair and enlargement of the Town House. 
The account, in round numbers, would stand substantially 

as follows : — 

Cost of land and building, including all expense, 816,000 
Appropriation by the town, $6,000 

The excess of income above expenses in the 
amount raised for all other expenses of 
the town was about 2,000 

.The excess of money in the treasury at the 
commencement of the year, above the 
amount at the present time, about 4,000 

The debt of the town is increased 2,000 

And the unpaid bills are about 2 ' 0QQ 0()() 

It will be necessary for the town, the coming year, to 
provide for this increase of debt (say $5,000), either by 
taxation or funding the debt, according to the Act of the 
Legislature passed in 1875. 

Respectfully submitted, 

N. R. FARLEY, ) Selectmen 
W. D. BRACKETT, \ of 
J. C. UNDERHILL, ) Ipswich. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OP THE 



Receipts, Expenditures, &c, 



OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 1, 1878. 



IPSWICH: 

PRESS OF THE IPSWICH CHRONICLE. 

1878. 



BEPORT. 



SCHOOLS. 



Appropriation, 


$6,000 00 


" for repairs, 


200.00 


" for building school house at 




Ipswich Village, 


1,000.00 


Massachusetts School Fund, 


212.80 


Dog Licenses, 


191.59 



17,604.39 



TEACHERS. 

Bills allowed : 

L. F. Davis, Appleton School, $78.75 

Alice A. Smith, Candlewood, 237.50 

Arobine E. Goss, Argilla, 218.33 

M. E. Smith, South Primary, 120.00 

Elma Smith, '♦ 260.00 

Abbie M. Fellows, South Intermediate, 303.75 

H. E. Noyes, " 274.50 

Susie Archer, Ross Primary, 120.00 

Nellie J. Badger, " 285.00 

Kate Dawson, " Assistant, 19.50 

Kate L. Lord, « " 131.25 

Lucy A. Perkins, Ross Intermediate, 393.75 

Faustina M. Horton, North Intermediate, 326.25 



Bills allowed : 

Lizzie H. Moore, North Primary, $450.00 
Lucie W. Moore, " Assistant, 255.00 

Martha J. Foster, Village, 68.75 

Emma J. Bailey, " 75.00 

Joseph I. Horton, Linebrook, 40.00 

Frank A Ross, " 861 .25 

Trustees of Manning School, 2,000.00 



f,01S.58 



BUILDING FIRES AND CARE OF SCHOOL HOUSES 

Charles H. Cummings, $82.50 
J. Bertie Huckins, 5.00 

Charles Goodhue, 4.00 

Lincoln K. Ross, 50.00 

Harry C. Wait, 34.50 

Clarence Howe, 6.00 

John C. Donovan, 3.00 

James T. Smith, H-00 

George O. Conner, 8.00 

George W. Sherburne, 25.50 





FUEL. 




Jacob P. Scanks, sawing 


wood, 


$1.50 


William Seward, " 




10.25 


David Story, wood, 


> 


10.75 


Oliver Bailey, " 




7.00 


Joseph Horton, " 




24.75 


I. A. Rogers, " 




38.34 


Lewis Howe, 




2L00 


Benj. D. AppletoD, " 


fr 


20.50 


Daniel Kimball, " 




9.00 


James Damon, 




36.00 


John S. Glover, coal, 




125.09 


William G. Brown, coal, 




111.55 



179.50 



415.73 



5 



BUILDING SCHOOL HOUSE AT IPSWICH VILLAGE. 

Bills allowed : 

Mary E. Jewett, land for lot, $ 62.50 

James W. Bond, building school house, 

as per contract, 570.00 
Edwin T. Pike, mason work and under- 
pinning, 270.00 
John W. Newman, painting, 47.78 
James W. Bond, " 8.00 
Joseph L. Ross, school furniture, 79.00 
Wesley K. Bell, " 15.00 
Eastern Railroad, freight, 1.50 
T. C. Tilton, teaming, 1.00 
Benj. D. Appleton, grading lot, 10.45 
M. Newman, stove pipe, zinc, and repair- / £/ 

ing stove, 15.00 

James W. Bond, building fence, 68.04 
James W. Bond, outbuilding and extra 

work, 44.00 

$1,192.27 



REPAIRS, ETC. 

Warner Downes, horse hire, $1.00 

F. Willcomb, brooms, .90 

E. Cogswell & Son, brooms, etc., • .64 

Asa Lord, brooms, crayons, etc. 8.31 
E. Plouff & Son, brooms, pails and dippers, 6.05 

A. S. Hills, ink, 1.50 

William Willcomb, ink and crayons, 2.65 

J. A. Blake, books, crayons, etc. 22.50 

E. F. Brown, books, 3.30 
William Ware & Co., books, 204.64 
S. W. Sanford, repairing blackboards, 31.40 
George O. Nye, tuning organ, 6.00 

F. S. Coburn, lettering diplomas, 5.00 
L. H. Daniels, printing, 5.25 



6 



Bills allowed : 

Wesley K. Bell, expenses paid at High 

School graduation, $6. 25 

J. A. Newman, rope, shovel, screen win- 
dows, etc. 16.10 
M. Newman, stovepipe and repairs, 13 27 
C. Damon, furniture, 3.76 
George H. Brocklebank, repairs, 22.5-") 
David Foster, 
Robert Stone, 
E. W. Choate, 
Foster Russell, 
B. H. Smith, 
John H. Cogswell, lumber, 14.23 
Benj. Newman, glass, .95 
Samuel F. Foss, glazing, 3.60 
O. M Grace v, " .75 
J. W. Newman, painting, 5.95 
J. W. Newman, painting South Eighth 

District school house, 27.28 



1./5 

4.75 

2.00 

21.40 

.25 



1443.23 



$3,25001 



CURRENT EXPENSES. 

Bills allowed : 

Daniel G. Chapman, repairing pound at 

Linebrook, $15.00 

Perley B. Lakeman, repairing pound, 12.50 

William P. Ross, teaming gravel for pound, 3.00 

Asher Blake, care of town clock, 25.00 

William T. Averill, ringing bell, 27.50 

Geo. Haskell, storing town house furniture, 15.00 



Bills allowed : 

Henry Haskell, trimming shade trees, $0.75 

F. B. Preston, watering trough, 4.40 
Fletcher & Libby, step ladder for town house, 8.20 

Rogers Wait, taking census, 22.00 

Commonwealth, register book, 1.60 

C. A. Say ward, travelling expenses, 1.70 

John W. Russell, teaming, .75 

Henry P. Willeomb, express, 10.70 

Warren Boynton, cw 4.75 

James T. Smith, labor at town house, 2.00 

Benj. Newman, paint, 1.95 

A. D. Wells, distributing town reports, 8.00 

Harrison Smith, board prisoners, 8.60 

Harrison Smith, care of town house, 20.75 

T. C. Tilton, board prisoners, 27.40 

T. C. Tilton, care of town house, 75.25 

A. Cogswell, plan of gravel pit lot, 2.00 

M. R. Warren, book for Town Clerk, 8.65 

E. Cogswell & Son, stationery, 1.85 

E. F. Brown, " .30 

I. K. Jewett, " 2.60 

J. Sargent, " 9.10 

W. K. Bell, postage and stationery, 6.50 



L. H. Daniels, printing town and school 




reports, 


110.00 


L. H. Daniels, printing blanks and notices, 


20.50 


George F. Bray, returning deaths, 


6.25 


William T. Averill, " 


3.25 


Daniel Clark, " 


5.00 


Y. G. Hurd, 


1.75 


Emerson Howe, " 


1.00 



$307.80 



130.50 



17.25 



8 



u 



u 



CEMETERIES. 

Bills allowed : 
Luther Lord, labor, 

Asa Lord, 2d, " 

Daniel P. Pingree, " 
E. C. Darling, 
M. Nolan, 
M. Newman, tile, 
William P. Ross, teaming, 

T. Gay & Co., oil for town house 
J. S Glover, coal, 
William G. Brown, coal, 
James Damon, wood, 



110.00 
6.25 
1.50 

20.00 
2.00 
4.27 

21.58 

33.91 

30.20 

75.76 

4.00 



$65.60 



143.87 



EXPENSES DECORATION DAY. 



Fred H. Hale, music, 
E. Fewkes, flowers, 
Warren Boynton, nags, 
William P. Ross, teaming, 

D. Rust, care and repair of buoys, 
B. Newman, paint, 
I. K. Jewett, cordage, 



13.60 

38.65 

4.00 

2.00 



27.00 
2.45 

3.95 



58.25 



33.40 



RESERVOIR ON HIGH STREET. 

James Griffing, labor, 
John W. Davis, 
George C. Lord, 
George Russell, 
Perley B. Lakeman, 
John W. Lord, . 
Asa Lord, 2d, 
Luther Lord, 
T. E. Roberts, 



24.50 

12.25 

4.00 

19.89 

19.37 

21.00 

2.00 

4.00 

1.50 



9 



Bills allowed : 

Webster Smith, labor, $26.02 

William Lord, " 7.00 

Charles E. Brown, bricks, 62.15 

Walworth Manufacturing Co., cover, 9.C0 

Eastern Railroad, freight, .90 

Hull & Fall, lumber, 23.47 

L. Choate, timber, 13.60 

Asa Lord, nails, 3.52 

William P. Ross, teaming, 7.50 



Joseph Leno, 
Joseph King, 
Webster Smith, 
Eben Kimball, 
James T. Smith. 



$266.97 



CHOATK BRIDGE. 

George C. Lord, labor, 7.12 

Joseph Mason, 



2.25 
1.50 

10.50 

26.77 

5.75 

1.25 



Daniel Kimball, teaming, 9.00 

D. S. Russell, " 25.00 

Charles E. Brown, bricks, 8.50 

James Damon, stone, 39.00 



Russell & Archer, labor on town house, 101.73 

Edwin T. Pike, " " 4.00 

Bayley & Perkins, lumber for " 8.07 

Globe Gaslight Co., lanterns, 12.50 

Henry J. Newman, painting, 27.50 

John H. Cogswell, lumber, 18.89 

J. A. Newman, sundries, 29.07 

I. K. Jewett, " 1.13 

M. Newman, ventilators, conductors, etc. 94.30 

M. Newman, stoves and chimneys, 23.45 

C. Damon, furniture, 5.00 

F. Willcomb, " 26.40 



136.64 



10 

Bills allowed : 

Thomas E. Condon, water hogsheads, $2.00 

B. H. Smith, blacksmith work, 1.90 

A. Cogswell, plan of town house lot, 8.00 

T. E. Roberts, work on furnace, 5.25 

E. PloufT & Son, lead pipe, 1.55 

$370.74 

George W. Baker, timber for well on High street, 3.00 



$1,534.02 



STREET LAMPS. 

Bills allowed : 

Nicholson, Frost & Co., chimneys, $4.95 

F. Willcomb, oil, wicks and matches, 16.14 

M. Newman, burners, lamps, etc. 10.13 

J. A. Newman, repairing lantern, 2.15 

Robert Stone, setting lamp posts, 8.75 

Benj. H. Smith, repairs, 1.40 

Benj. Newman, paint, 1.15 

I. Dodge, care of lamps up to Jan. 1, 1878, 307.42 



1352.09 



FEES AND SALARIES. 

Bills allowed : 

W K. Bell, School Committee, 18713, $50.00 

C. A. Sayward, " " 50.00 

Joseph I. Horton, " " 50.00 



$150.00 



11 



Bills allowed : 

Harrison Smith, police services, $11.25 

J. F, Butler, " 107.57 

William H. Tozer, " 9.00 

T. B. Fall, ^ 32.77 

Joseph Spiller. " 81.50 

A. W. Dow, - 3.00 

Oeo. W. Sherburne. •> 4.00 

Charles H. Baker, " 4.00 

Reuben Daniels, " 20.00 

N. C. Perkins, « 6.00 

Moses Spiller, " 6.00 



A. I). Wait, services as Auditor, 1875, 10.00 

Gardner A. Brown, vv Assessor, 1876, 20.75 

F. Willcomb, " tc « balance, 10.00 
N. R Farley, balance of salary, 1876, 100.00 
Jonathan Sargent, salary as Treasurer, 350.00 
N. R Farley, salary as Selectman, Assess- 
or and Overseer of the Poor, 100.00 

C A Say ward, salary as Selectman, As- 
sessor and Overseer of the Poor, 100.00 

G. A. Brown, salary as Selectman, As- 

sessor and Overseer of the Poor, 100.00 

Wesley K. Bell, salary as Town Clerk, 50.00 

W. K. Bell, recording births and deaths, 40.85 

Harrison Smith, lockup keeper, 18.60 

T. C. Tilton, " 24.00 
J. F. Butler, notifying town officers and 

town meeting, 20.00 

J. F. Butler, truant officer, 20.00 

Joseph Spiller " 20.00 



1235.09 



- 984.20 
$1,3(59.29 



12 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

ENGINEERS, ETC. 

Bills allowed : 

John J. Glasier, $7.00 

Webster Smith, 7.00 

George W. Baker, 7.00 

Ezra W. Lord, 7.00 

James W. Bond, 7.00 

James W. Bond, clerk and committee, 11.00 

Hook & Ladder Co., twenty men, 137.00 

Warren Engine Co., forty-eight men, 812.00 

Barnicoat Engine Co., fifty men, 350.00 

Hunneman & Co , four hundred feet hose, 475.00 

Hunneman & Co., hose couplings, 12.00 

James Boyd & Son, repairing hose, 23.24 

J. W. Russell, teaming hose, 2.00 
Geo. C. Lord, care of engine, cleaning hose, 22.75 

James F. Webber, labor on hose, 2.50 

W. J. Gould, " " 3.75 

Wm. F. Wait, " u 1.25 

George Barker, repairs, 2.25 

A. S. Hills, oil, 1.80 

J. A. Blake, alcohol, 1.75 

Charles H. Dodge, repairs, 1.00 
William H. Hills, refreshments for firemen, 3.00 

E. Cogswell & Son, " and oil, 9.31 

Asa Lord, oil, chimneys and wicks, 15.59 

Moses Spiller, Jr., repairs on engine, 6.00 

Charles W. Brown, u " 15.00 

Henry Mc Grady, care of engine, 19.00 

Edward Choate, rope for engine, 2.54 
G. H. Brocklebank, repairs on engine house, 19.30 

J. M. Caldwell, " " 7.50 

Russell & Archer, u " 16.65 



1845.00 



13 



Bills allowed : 
Webster Smith, iron work and repairs, $11.85 

Sanford Peatfield, bell for engine house, 30.00 

Hicks & Shattuck, painting, 12.29 

Orrin Gracy, glazing, .75 

Hull & Fall, lumber for repairs, .76 

Coombs & Dodge, labor on H. & L. cart, 35.00 

William Kyle, painting " " 41.00 

Eastern Railroad, freight, 3.00 

Morey & Smith, lanterns, 8.25 

L. H. Daniels, printing, 4.50 

Edmund Riley, damage to garden, 12.00 

J. A. Newman, axe handle, axe, rope, etc. 5.47 
M. Newman, stove and pipe for engine house, 15.00 

M. Newman, lanterns, chimneys, etc. 14.29 

Thomas C. Til ton, teaming, .90 

Henry P. Willcomb, express, 1.00 

Warren Boynton, " 9.35 

John S Glover, coal, 6.47 

William G. Brown, coal, 19.02 



$894.08 



,739.08 



HIGHWAYS. 

Appropriation, $4,000.00 

Bills allowed : 

Melzerd Poor, blacksmith work, $4.15 

Webster Smith, " 14.20 

Malachi Nolan, " 4.40 

E. M. Burnham, gravel, 10.00 

Clarence Coburn, " 5.50 

J C. Underhill, " 15.46 

Henry Wilson, " 10.56 



14 



Bills allowed : 

Hannah S. Lord, gravel, $3.84 

Joseph Horton, " 9.40 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber, 6.88 

J. H. Cogswell, " 6.20 

Hull & Fall, " 31.98 

D. T. Perley, labor on bridge, 10.00 
Robert Stone, labor, 7.50 
John S. Glover, stones, 3.95 
James Damon, " 3.70 
T. C. Tilton, teaming, .50 
A. S. Hills, powder, 5 95 

E. Cogswell & Son, drain pipe, 86.17 

Asa Lord, nails, rake, etc. 12.12 

Andrew Woodbury, damage to sleigh, 11.00 

David Foster, damage, 1876, 6.48 

1269.44 

For clearing snow, 1,071.08 

For labor, 2,649.16 

$3,989.68 

Of the above sum, $2,742.50 was expended from Feb. 1, 
1877 to Feb. 1, 1878. There are bills outstanding for labor 
performed during that time to the amount of about $250, 
making the total expenditure for that time about $3,000, 
and leaving about $1,000 of the last year's appropriation 
unexpended on the first day of February, 1878. 



POOR DEPARTMENT, 

Dr. 

Bills allowed : 
Mary A. Potter, rent, 
J. E. Lord, " 8 - 33 

Estate of J. L. Ross, rent, 50.00 



$30.00 



15 



Bills allowed : 

Theodore V. Cogswell, rent. $45.00 

Hannah Sherburne, " 30.00 

James W. Bon » 42.00 

William Stevens, " 10.00 

Lewis Choate, rent of wood house, 12.00 

6222. 

H. L. Hovev, board of Mrs. Wyatt, 95.00 

S. E. Pickard, board of Mrs. Howard, 48.25 

Eastern Railroad, poor travellers. 7.70 

Daniel Clarke, funeral expenses, 26.50 

Luther Lord, removing bodies in cemetery. 4.25 
T. D. Crowley, expense on account of 

F. Hardy, 5.00 

Charles Palmer, medical attendance, 1876, 14.00 

Henry P. Willcomb, express, 2.. 20 

Warren Boynton. " .25 

Miscellaneous, 1.95 



William G. Brown, coal. 


31.05 


John S. Glover, " 


202.40 


John S. Glover, wood. 


25.00 


William P. Ross, delivering wood, 


12.54 


PARTIAL SUPPLIES. 




F. Willcomb, groceries, 


54.00 


G. H. Dixson, 


42.00 


I. K. Jewett, " 


4.00 


Asa Lord, " 


102.00 


A. S. Hills. 


14.00 


E. Coo*swell & Son, " 


12.50 


Luther Wait, shoes, " 


3.80 



POOR IX OTHER TOWNS. 

Town of Georgetown, board of F. Hardy, 13.00 
City of Lynn, supplies to Sarah Wade, 12.00 



200.10 



270.99 



232.30 



16 



Bills allowed : 
City of Salem, supplies to Quimby, Barker 

and Carr, $264.63 

City of Gloucester, supplies to Anna 

Chapman, 20 - 00 

City of Newburyport, supplies to Fuller 

and Pickard, 82 - 00 

City of Boston, supplies to Ann Andrews, 30.84 ^ 

Harrison Smith, care of tramps, S8.90 

T. C. Tilton, " " 28 * 50 

T. E. Condon, bread and fish, 59.61 

E. Cogswell & Son, bread and fish, LIT 

Number of tramps provided for, 578. 123.18 

$1,471.37 

Cr. 

Received from North Andover, $49.30 

Due from Newburyport, 154.50 

Haverhill, 45 - 00 

Wood on hand, _______ $288 80 

Balance, JL,182.57 

$1,471.37 



OVERSEERS' DEPARTMENT. 

Dr. 

To amount of bills in hand on last settlement, $79.17 

1877, 29 ' 60 

. - - 640.03 

To sales from farm, 

board of J. Leatherland, X 

$852.80 



17 



Cr. 



By cash paid Town Treasurer, $744.03 

By cash paid Town Treasurer, received from bills 

of 1875 and 1876, 38.60 

By bills in their hands, 70.27 

$852.80 



TOWN FARM. 

Dr. 

Bills allowed : 

John Lane, cart wheels, $32.00 

George Hodgdon, pasturing, 7.50 

Samuel Blake, services attending cattle, 8.50 

M. Newman, wringer, kitchen utensils, etc. 27.34 

E Plouff, kitchen utensils, 13.64 

Daniel Clarke, funeral expenses F. Hardy, 14.50 
Daniel Clarke, funeral expenses M. A. Smith, 8.00 

George Barker, repairing harness, 8.50 

Charles H. Dodge, repairing cart, 3.25 

T. C. Tilton, express, .50 



Malachi Nolan, blacksmith work, 36.39 

W. Smith, " " 33.75 

B. H. Smith, <> " 1.67 



E. C. Darling, shoes, 7.90 

William L. Johnson, " 36.85 

G. R. Bancroft, " 3.50 

Luther Wait, " 3.35 

George W. Smith, " 5.15 

E. Cogswell & Son, shoes and dry goods, 9.86 

W. S. Russell, dry goods, 21.18 

C. Damon, " 38.55 



$123.73 



71. 



^ 



IS 



Bills allowed : 
Asa Lord, dry goods, 19.92 

S. N. Baker, Jr., clothing, 81.08 



J. A. Blake, medicine, 46.55 

Charles Palmer, medical attendance, 30.00 



J. A. Newman, tools, nails, window, etc. 34.75 

J. 0. Underlain, mowing machine, 75.00 

Asa Lord, tools, 6.04 

J. Stackpole & Son, soap, 17.86 

E. G. Knight, fish, 5.22 
M. B. Shattuck, fish, 15.23 
George H. Green, meat, 68.17 
M. Whittier, " ' 358.62 
William White, bread, 7.32 
John S. Glover, coal, 85.20 

F. Willcomb, groceries, 16.19 
C Damon, " 290.11 
I. K. Jewett, " 37.61 
T.E.Condon, " 18.50 
Geo. H. Dixson, " 7.44 
A. S. Hills, " 63 - 39 
E. Cogswell & Son, " 24.93 
Asa Lord, " 272.76 

A. S. Hills, meal, 28.40 

E. Cogswell & Son, " 5.60 

Asa Lord, " 43 - 95 

Hull & Fall, lumber, 90.06 

Daniel R. Harris, labor, 20.81 

Benj. Newman, lead, paint and brush, 13.31 

Horace D. Bradstreet, labor, 100 00 

Charles F. Foster, " 49.00 

John H. Shatswell, " 28.50 

Richard Moore, labor and ditching, 52.80 



$217.34 
76.55 



473.41 



900.93 



77.95 



144.99 



19 



Bills allowed : 




Abbie Plummer, labor, 


$10.00 


M. W. Warner, " 


50.00 


C. F. Warner, " 


15.00 


Daniel A. Warner, Superintendent, 


295.00 

$600 30 








12,687.01 


Bills paid b} r the Superintendent, 


822.28 



$8,009.24 

Cr, 

By sales fro,n Farm. 

English hay, $558.18 

Salt hay and thatch, 64.10 

Butter, 35.10 

Eggs, 14.24 

Calves, 78.50 

Milk, 3.10 

Vegetables, 22.75 

Seed corn, 5 81 

Cows, 105.00 

Steer, 51.50 

Pasturing, 17.00 

Hides, 13.48 

Barley, .85 

Labor off the Farm, 25.25 

Board, 2.00 

Board of J. Leatherland, 104.00 



$1,095.86 
Increase of personal property, 362.60 

$1,458.46 
Balance, being expense, 1,550.78 

$3,009.24 



20 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM. STOCK, Etc. 



Oxen. 

Cows, 

Heifers. 

Sieers, 

Calves, 

Yearlings. 

Bulls, 

Horses, 

Fat Hogs. 

Shoats, 

Fowls. 

Ducks. 

Turkeys, 

Horse Wagons, 

Sleighs. 

Ox Wagons. 

Ox Carts. 

Mowing machine & harness. 

Ploughs. 

Cultivators, 

Harrows, 

Ox Sleds, 

Cords of wood. 

Tons of coal. 

Groceries. 

Cloth, 

Furniture and beddino*. 

Cooking range and fixtures, 

Stoves, 

Sewing machines, 

Washing machines, 

Winnowing mills, 

Wheel rakes, 

Tools, etc., 

Hay tedder. 





1877. 


No. 

6 

16 


1878. 
-A 

Value. 

$675 
640 


Increase. 


A. 

Decrease. 

$40 


No. 

6 
17 


Value. 

1675 
680 


3 

o 
8 

14 
1 


ior> 

100 

96 

280 

40 


17 
5 

1 


595 

175 

40 


.8490 
75 


96 

280 


2 


480 


2 


430 






2 

4 


50 

100 


13 


130 


30 


50 


50 


25 


45 


22 




3 


14 


8 


9 


5 




3 


3 


6 


4 


8 


2 




1 


190 


1 


190 






1 


40 


1 


40 






2 


170 


2 


170 






2 


100 


2 


100 






1 


124 


1 


124 






7 


88 


^7 
i 


88 






2 


18 


2 


18 






3 


51 


3 


51 






1 


15 


1 


15 






25 


175 


30 


210 


35 




9 


72 
75 


6 


48 
90 


15 


24 




15 




18 


3 






300 




300 








100 




100 








110 




110 






1 


40 


1 


40 






1 


14 


1 


14 






1 


8 


1 


8 






1 


35 

150 

75 


1 


35 

150 

75 







84560 



84714 .$650 



$496 



21 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM, PRODUCE. Etc. 





No. 
280 
15 


. 1877. 

Val 
$280 
15 


\ 
ue. 


1878. 
r A 

No. Value. 

290 $290 

42 37 


^ 




Corn. bushels. 
Barley, 


Increase. Decrease. 
$10 
22 


Oats, i; 








21 


10 


50 


10 50 




Beans' 








4 


8 




8 




Peas, 








1 1-2 


3 




3 




Potatoes, 


130 


130 




43 


28 






$102 


Hoots. 


316 


158 




320 


96 






62 


Beef. barrels. 


1 


15 




. 2 


30 




15 




Pork. 


1 1-2 


37 




2 


50 




13 




Cider. 


5 


25 




1 


5 






20 


Apples, 
Soap. 


G 
2 


12 
12 




3 1-2 


14 




2 


12 


Hani. pounds. 


155 


25 




175 


22 






3 


Beef. 


40 


5 




150 


15 




10 




Fish. 








200 


10 




10 




Candles. 








17 1-2 


2 


10 


2 10 




Lard, 


GO 


8 


40 


85 


12 


90 


4 50 




Tallow. 


30 


4 




30 


4 








Butter. 


65 


22 




60 


18 






4 


English hay. market. 


tons. 






7 


126 




126 




English hay. tons. 


10 


150 




13 


195 




45 




Salt hay & black-grass 


.tons, 22 


220 




30 


300 




80 




Salt hay. market, tons. 


120 




10 


110 






10 


Thatch, 


23 


230 




29 1-2 


236 




6 




Corn fodder. 


7 


95 




8 


80 






15 


Straw. 








2 1-2 


37 50 


37 50 




Rowen, 








13-4 


31 


50 


31 50 




Pickles, gallons, 
Cabbages, 








5 


1 
3 


50 


1 50 
3 




Grass seed. 




8 




$ 


4 






4 




$1571 40 
4560 00 


11780 
4714 


00 

00 

00 
40 


$440 60 
650 00 


$232 
496 




$6131 


40 


$6494 
6131 


$1090 60 
728 00 


$728 



$362 60 $362 60 



JONATHAN SARGENT, Treasurer and Collector. 

Dr. 

To cash on hand February 1, 1877, $470.83 

uncollected taxes, 1,457.04 

cash received from State Corporation tax, 1,059.47 

Bank tax, 1,208.24 
" State aid, 2,472.93 
k ' School Fund, 212.80 
State tax committed to him, 1,815.00 
County " " 1,799.65 
Town " " 20,700.00 
overlayings and additions, 1,323.83 
money hired on town notes, 13,000.00 
cash received interest on deposits, 62.34 
" " taxes, 56.57 
" for licenses, 308.00 
" income of Town House, 457.40 
" " Scales, 90.18 
" dog licenses, 191.59 
" oil barrels, 4.00 
" gravel, 2.06 
" settee, .75 
Overseers, farm bills 1875-76, 38.50 
" " sales from farm, 640.03 
" board of J. Leatherland, 104.00 
" other towns, Poor account, 100.30 
u income to be applied for the ben- 
efit of the burial ground of J. G. Cogswell, 100.00 

$47,675.51 



Cr. 

By cash paid on orders drawn by Selectmen, 1876, $2,891.67 

44 State aid allowed, " " 83.00 
Whole amount orders drawn 1877, $21,392.55 
Less unpaid, 132.60 

By cash paid on orders drawn in 1877, 21,259.95 
Whole amount orders drawn for State 

aid, 1877, $2,189.50 

Less unpaid, 20.00 

By cash paid orders for State aid drawn in 1877, 2,169.50 

44 " principal on town notes, 8,689.26 

44 interest on " 1,640.88 

ki " Commonwealth, State tax, 1,815.00 

44 " 4i liquor licenses, 75.00 

44 44 County of Essex, County tax, 1,799.65 

44 44 discount on taxes, 638.13 

44 44 abatement of taxes, 4.56.87 

44 deposited in Ipswich Savings Bank, 100.00 

By uncollected taxes, 1,841.79 

cash, 4,214.81 

$47,675.51 



24 



Expense and Income account for the year ending 

February 1, 1878. 

EXPENSE. 

Bills allowed : 

For Schools, 18,250.01 

Current Expenses, l,oo4.0i 

Lighting Streets, 352.09 

Fees and Salaries, 1,369.29 

Fire Department, ?' T39 '^ 

Poor, balance of account, 1,471.37 

Farm, " " 2 < 687 - 01 

Highways, 3,989.68 

Interest on town notes, 1,640.88 

r» o o ~t f\ 

Discount on taxes, oao.io 

Abatements, ■ ^06 8T 

Balance, being income beyond expense, 1 ,041.99 

$25,070.42 

INCOME. 

Amount raised for town purposes, $22,023.83 

Received of State, Corporation tax, 1,059.47 

« Bank tax, 1,208.24 

« School fund, 212M 

of County, dog licenses, 191.59 

interest on taxes, ™- 5 ' 

" deposits, o-.o* 
income of Town property, licenses, et c. 855.58 

125,670.42 



25 



Town in balance of all accounts. 

Dr. 



To notes payable, 


125,485.00 


orders drawn and not paid, 


1C2.60 


State aid allowed and not paid, 


20.00 


Balance, 


33,614.39 


% 


$59,201.99 



Cr. 

By balance in the Treasurer's hands, $6,056.65 

amount due from State, for State aid allowed, 3,125.57 

44 " Poor account, 7.00 

" from towns, " 199.50 

44 Overseers, farm bills in their 

hands, 70.27 





$9,458.99 


By Personal property : 




At the Farm, 


$6,4.94.00 


Engines, apparatus and houses, 


5,000.00 


Hearse, 


600.00 


Furniture and scales in Town House, 


500.00 


Hay scales, 


800.00 


Safes for Treasurer and Clerk, 


429.00 



$13,823.00 
By Real estate : 

Farm, $16,000.00 

Town House, 16,000.00 

Woodland in Linebrook, 100.00 

u at Common Fields, 65.00 

Turkey Shore Pasture, 100.00 

Thatch Bank at Great Flats, 200.00 

44 Third Creek, . 75.00 



26 

School Houses, $12,500.00 



Gravel pit near Peatfield's, 


80.00 


" " Grammar School House, 


100.00 


" J. C. Carlisle's, 


150.00 


" pit on Mount Pleasant, 


400.00 


" pit in Candlewood, 


50.00 


Pounds, 


100.00 




$35,920.00 




$59,201.99 



The amount of debt against the town February 1, 1877 ? 
was $21,124.26. The present amount is $25,435, making 
an increase of $1,311.74. 

The whole number of inmates at the farm the past year 
was thirty ; the average number twenty-three. The cost 
of support, by the usual mode of computation, was two 
dollars per week. 

Respectfully submitted, 

N. R. FARLEY, ) Selectmen 

C. A. SAYWARD, of 

GARDINER A. BROWN, S Ipswich. 



ANNUAL KEPOKT 



OF THE 



Receipts, Expenditures, &c, 



OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



FOK THE 



YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 1, 1879 



i 



IPSWICH : 

PRESS OF THE IPSWICH CHRONICLE. 

1879. 




I 



REPORT. 



Appropriation, $6 CO 0.00 

u for repairs, 800.00 

" for building school house, 800.00 

Massachusetts School Fund, 212.74 

Dog Licenses, 174.17 



$7,786.91 



TEACHERS. 

Bills allowed : 
Faustina M. Horton, North Intermediate, $405.00 
Lizzie H. Moore, " Primary, 360.00 

Lucie W. Moore, " " Assistant, 231.25 

Lucy A. Perkins, Ross Intermediate, 450.00 

Susie Archer, " Primary, 400.00 

Nellie J. Badger, " " Assistant, 251.00 

H. E. Noyes, South Intermediate, 416.25 

M. E. Smith, " Primary, 400.00 

Emma J. Bailey, Village, 1877, 81.25 

Hattie L. Fiske, " 168.75 

Frank A. Ross, Linebrook, 280 00 

Arobine E. Goss, Argilla, 1 75.82 

Alice A. Smith, Candlewood, 250.00 

Laura Fellows, Appleton, 75.00 

Grace A. McKay, Willow Dale, 118.75 

Trustees of Manning School, 2,000.00 

$6,063.07 



t 



BUILDING FIRES AND CARE OF SCHOOL HOUSES. 

Bills allowed : 

George W. Sherburne, $IUM 

George E. O'Conner, 1 ^- 5 ° 

Ira Worcester, 7 ' 00 

Wallace Carlisle, 5 - 00 

A. E. Jewett, 15 - 90 

James T. Smith, 4 - 0Q 



— 156.40 



FUEL. 

Daniel Kimball. wood, $ 14 - 00 

L. P. Howe, " 8 -2J 

Gardiner A. Brown l < T - 50 

Wm. F. Conant, " 8 * 62 

James Damon, " 18 *^ 

Nath'l. Foster, " o 2 * 00 

Wm. G. Brown, coal, 18 ?"t* 
David Story, sawing wood, 

Homer Howe, " 

Wm. Seward, " 

Moses G. Lord, " 

Patrick Conghlin, rt 6 * 00 



4.00 
3.00 
7.25 
2.00 



21.3.53 



BUILDING SCHOOL HOUSE IN THE WILLOW DALE DISTRICT. 

Bills allowed : 
Gorham Brackett, for land, $60.00 

Robert Stone, building school house, 545.00 

Thomas E. Roberts, mason work at new 

school house, 65 - 20 

John W. Newman, painting new school 

house, 48 ' 00 

George W. Cummings, plan new school 

house, 
E. Plouff & Son, stove and funnel, new 



Bills allowed : 

school house, 18.00 

Wm. D. Brackett, labor, new school house, 1.00 
Joseph L. Ross, school furniture, new school 

house, 64.90 

T. C. Tilton, E. R. Road, freight and teaming 

furniture, 3.85 



a 



tt 



Aaron Cogswell, plan for school house, 

REPAIRS, ETC. 

Frank A. Ross, repairs, 

Benjamin Newman, " 
Foster Russell Jr., " 

J. A. Newman, '* 

E. Goodhue, 
Geo. H. Lord, 
Hull & Fall, lumber for " 
Benjamin F. Ellsworth," 
George H. Brocklebank, " 
Wm. Haskell, 

James W. Bond, " 

Charles W. Chapman, lumber for repairs, 

D. L. Hodgkins, " " 

John M. Brown, repairs, 

A. Norman, painting, 

John W. Newman, painting, 

Robert Stone, repairs, 

T\ C. Tilton, teaming and freight, 

Joseph L. Ross, school furniture, 

Joseph W. Ross, " 

Martha Bird, cleaning, 

C. Damon, brooms, locks, &c., 

L. H. Daniels, printing, 

Aaion Cogswell, laying out lot at Village, 

F. S ^oburn, lettering diplomas, 
H. M. Gorham, tuning organ, 



:.00 



$10.00 

.66 

M 

2.56 

.50 

1.10 

23.05 

15.00 

20.00 

3.50 

6.00 

1.75 

5.83 

2.03 

7.38 

1.50 

2.00 

5.65 

155.78 

10.21 

5.70 

2.57 

6.00 

3.00 

4.00 

6.00 



$310.45 



fi 



B'lls a 1 lowed : 

M. Newuun, stove funnel and fixtures, 2hG5 

J. A. Blake, crayons and ink, 187" — 78, 17.85 

II. P. Willconib express. .40 

Daniel Lord, furniture, 2.00 

Wesley K. Bell, expenses for High School, 2.: } 



- $349.24 

$7,594.19 



it 


84.02 


t< 


10.80 


u 


4.57 


i. 


2.u8 


u 


* 4.00 


(4 


4.68 



Bills allowed : 
D. M. Tyler, clock for Town House, 20.00 

Foster Russell, repairs, Town House, 1-00 

Jacob Kdgcrly, repairs, furnace, Town House, 1.50 
Timothy Gay & Co., oil for 
James T. Smith, labor, 
J. A. Newman, keys &c, for 
C. W. Chapman, work at 
James Damon, wood, 
J. \Y. Newman, painting at 
Mark Newman, chimneys, broom, grate, &c, 20.82 
Georee W. Archer, work at Town House, 5.08 
Daniel G. Chapman, wood at 
S. F. Canney, lumber, 
Win. G. Brown, coal, 
David F. Dow, work at 

Win. T. Averill, ringing bell, 
Afclier Blake, care of town clock. 
Repairs on town clock, 



u 


0.00 




a 


4.35 




et 


65.G4 




u 


1.50 









$1.76.04 




80.00 






20.00 






7.29 


$'57.29 



Bills allowed ; 

Charles Jew'elt, work on resevoir, 2.50 

Nathan Jewett, " 4t a 1.00 

Joseph Smith Jr., work on Choate bridge, .75 

Joseph Fowler, work on resevoir, 2.00 

S. F. Canuey, lumber for resevoir, 8.50 

Foster Russell, work on Choate bridge, 1.00 

T. C. Tilton, freight and teaming, 1.70 

Calvin Batchelder, height and teaming, 8.10 

Henry Haskell, burying dead animals, 2.50 

I. K. Jewett, woik protecting trees, &c, 2.92 
Aaron Cogswell, " " 24.93 
Patrick Condon, painting monument fence, 8.25 
Warren Bovnton, express, .75 
Augustine II. Spiller, painting guide boards, 1.00 
F. Willcomb, service as Auctioneer, 2.00 

II. l\ Willcomb, for stationery and express, 8.65 



$61.65 



Bills allowed : 
J. B. Mitchell, labor at cemetery, 
Win, 11. Jewett, loam for 
E. C. Darling, labor at " 

W. P. Ross, " " 
Asa Lord, powder, 
Webster Smith, labor at 
Asa Lord 2d, " " 
Luther Lord, " u 
Lather A. Lord, " " 
J. Frank Akerman, labor at " 
T. F. Roberts, " " " 

Wm. Kimball, " " " 

Ward F. Canney, " " u 



It 

(( 

t( 
U 



5.50 
1.20 

14.00 

1.50 

.81 

1.20 

9.00 

27.75 
6.00 
3.03 
4.00 
5.40 
1.87 



8 

Bills allowed ; 

Foster Russell, " " " 13.96 

George E. Lockwood,*' " " 5.00 

Sylvester Brown, " " " 5.37 

Daniel L. Hodgkins, lumber, " 7.28 
S. F. Canney, posts and lumber for cemetery, 14*85 

John R. Patch, labor, " 3.50 

Hull & Fall, lumber for fence, 7.62 

$139.79 

T. C. Tilton, meals for prisoners, &c, 5. CO 

Aaron D. Wells, distributing reports, 3.00 
L. H. Daniels, printing town and school 

reports, 102.00 

L. IL Daniels, printing tax bills, 17.50 

E. F. Brown, stationery, 1.20 

Henry P. Ives, " 7.50 

Wesley K. Bell, blanks and stationery, 5.50 
H. C. Moulton, services for clam commit- 
tee, 

Dennison Rust, care of buoys, 20.00 

C. Damon, paint for " 2.40 

Charles Wade,care of '* l.OU 

Benj. Newman, paint, 3.00 

Charles W. Chapman, repair of hearse, 50.00 

Warner Downes, horse hire for police, 10.00 

Wra. G. Brown, " " 10.00 

Robert Stone, taking census, 22.00 

T. E. Condon, horse hire, 1.50 

Edward Choate, repairing hay scales, 1.00 

Jonathan Sargent, travelling expenses, COS 

N. R. Farley, postage, .90 

O. A. Say ward, travelling expenses, 1.70 

T. C. Tilton, attendance at town house. 18.62 

P. E. Clarke, returning deaths, 15.00 

Geo. F. Bray, " , 1-50 

Emerson Howe, " -75 



100.00 



9 



Bills allowed : 

Wm. T. Averill, returning deaths, 1.00 

O. C. Rundlett, " 25 

N. R. Farley, copying records in part, ?5.00 



$434.60 

$869.27 



Bills allowed : 
I. Dodge, care of lamps from Jan. 1st. 1878, 

to Feb. 1st. 1879, 1461.12 

Malachi Nolan, repairs, .60 4-t^O 

Benjamin II. Smith, repairs, 1.90 

$463.62 



Bills allowed : 



\V. K. Bell, School Committee, 1877, $50.00 

Joseph I. Ilorton, " " 50 00 

Charles Palmer, u " 50.00 



$150.00 



Joseph Spiller, police services, $50 00 

T C. Tilton, « 15.00 

J. F. Butler, " 43.25 

Geo. W. Sherburne, " 4.00 

E. W. Choate, " 2.00 

N. C. Perkins, " 29.00 

Arthur W. Dow, " 3.00 



10 



Bills allowed ; 

J. W. Bond, police services, 2.00 

T. B. Fall, " 32.25 

C. II. Baker, " 4.00 

Webster Smith, " 2.00 

William Lord 3d., " 38.75 



1225.25 



N- R. Farley, balance of salary, 1877, $100.00 

T. C. Tiiton, care of lockup, 45.00 

J. F. Butler, notifying town meetings, 20.00 

" " truant officer, ' 20.00 

Jonathan Sargent, Salary, 350.00 

C. A. Sayward, " 100.00 

E. G. Hull, k4 10 ^ 00 

N. R. Farley, " 1°0.00 

Wesley K. Bell, u 50 °° 

« " u recording deaths, 47.30 



— &932.30 



11307.55 



ENGINEERS, ETC. 

Bills allowed : 

Webster Smith, # 3 - 25 

Ezra W. Lord, 8 - 25 

Edward W. Choate, 3 - 25 

Moses Spiller Jr., 3 - 25 

J W. Bond, clerk, 9 - 25 

Hook & Ladder Co., twenty men, 73.00 

Warren Engine Co , forty-eight men, 135.00 

Barnicoat Engiue Co , forty-live men, 138.75 



$3G0.00 



11 

Bills allowed : 

Ilunneman & Co., pipe and coupling, 23.00 
Amos Ilray, repairs, straps, &c, 2.40 
Moses Spiller Jr., labor and repairs on En- 
gines, 18 80 
J. A. Newman, shovels and brushes, 2 96 
Belt & Leather stuffing Co., oil for hose, 8.25 
Webster Smith, repairs, 1.75 
George C. Lord, care of engine, 10.00 
" " " cleaning hose, 5.00 
George W. Cummings, care of engine, 10.00 
Geoige W. Sherburne, cleaning hose, 2 50 
George W. Archer, repairs on engine house, 1 00 
Edwin T. Pike, work at engine house, 2 25 
Hull & Fall, lumber, 1 47 
1). L. Hodgkins, poles for II. & L. Co., 1.C0 
F. Willcomb, stoves and funnel for engine 

house, 6.00 

E. Plouff & Son, lamps, lanterns, &c, 6.90 

J. A. Blake, alcohol, 2.52 

George II. Lord, tools for H. & L. Co., 3.20 
Judson D. Harris, lock and keys for engine 

house, 8.50 

II. P. Willcomb, oil and express, 5 15 
T. C. Tiltou, attendance on Engineers, and 

express, 1.30 

M. Newman, chimneys and oil, 1.72 

Nathan'l. Archer, repairing fence, ' 1.50 

Isaac Lord, watching fire, 1.00 
Jacob Scanks, labor of self and horses at the 

Low fire, 4.50 

Wm. G Brown, hauling engine to lire, 4.00 

Paul Spinney, refreshments for engine men, 9 00 

A. S. Hills, ' " " 7.37 

Warren Bo}'nton, express, 1.20 

James Damon, wood, 2.25 



12 



Bills allowed ; 
Wm G. Brown, rent of land for engine house, 

1877-78, ' 20.00 



$176 49 
$545.49 



u 



11 



Appropriation, 

Bills allowed : 
Melzerd Poor, blacksmith work, 
Benj. II. Smith, 
Webster Smith, 
Richard Russell, Gravel, 
E. B. Wildes, 
Henry Wilson, 

E. M. Burnham, 
J. H. Gilbert, 

h Joseph Horton, 

* Hull & Fall, lumber, 

D. L. Hodgkins, " 

S. F. Canney, plank, 

F. Wiilcomb, nails, 
J. A. Newman, tools, 

Wm. G. Brown, stone for bridge, 

J. H. Burnham, covering stone, 

James Damon, stone, 

George Russell, work on wall, Water St 

Ezra Merrill, " u " 

Jere'h. Brocklebank, " " " 

Fred Dawson, work on wall Turkey shore, 

Foster Russell, " " fence, 

C. W. Chapman, iron work on fence, " 



12500.00 



$1.80 

1.24 

6.80 

120.00 

1.80 

24.00 
2.96 
7.80 

21.30 

35.27 
2.31 

. 2 84 
1.02 
2.05 
512 
Q.b'J 
1.78 
., 9.00 
4 50 
6.75 

50.00 
9 83 

18.10 



13 

Bills allowed : 

P. Condon, painting fence, Turkey shore, 5.38 

John 11. Patch, labor on bridge, Mineral St., 9.00 

George M. Lord, " " " " 8.00 

Foster UussellJr., fence on Central St., 6.00 
Win. II. B ruckle bank, painting fence on East 

Street, 3.00 

Thomas L. JewetD, damage, 15.00 
George Harris, building new road, Scott's 

hill, 182.00 

Daniel G. Chapman, building new road, 

Scutes hill, 58.00 

Miscellaneous, .50 

#629.65 

For clearing snow, 965 51 

For labor, 1581.59 

$3176.75 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 

Dr. 

B.lls allowed* 

Mary A. Potter, rent, $3^0 

Hannah Sherburne, " 32.42 

E.state J. L. Ross, " 50 00 

Win. Stevens, " 40.00 

Wm. G. Brown, " 6.00 

F.Mitchell, " 6.00 

James W.Bond, " 42.00 

Lewis Choate, rent of wood house, 12.00 



II L. Hovey, board of Mrs. Wyatt, 38 00 

Mrs. J. Bradley, supplies, 5.00 

Eastern Railroad, poor travellers, 3,65 
A. B. Fellows, board and clothing for E. 

Bayley, 17.00 



1 218. 42 



14 



Bills allowed ; 

Daniel Clarke, funeral expenses, 14.88 

Philip E. Clarke, " 41.00 

J. A. Bhke, Me Heine, 7.20 

W E. Tiuker, medical attendance, J. Mason. 23.00 



Henry P. Wiilcomb, express, 


3.45 




N. R. Farley, travelling expenses, 


18.85 


#172.03 

* 


John L Dickenson, wood, 


56,50 


David Foster, " 


10.00 




Win. P. Koss, delivering wood, 


13.53 




Moses G Lord, sawing " 


' .50 




Wm. G. Brown, coal, 


20 60 




J. S. Glover, 


55.12 


8156.25 


PARTIAL SUPPLIES. 




C Damon, groceries, 


35.50 




F. Wiilcomb, " 


46.75 




Geo. H. Dixson, " 


22.00 




Asa Lord, " 


42.00 




Luther Wait, shoes, 


6M 




Geo. W. Ellis, a 


1.25 


$154.15 



POOR IX OTHER TOWNS. 

Town of Quinc}', expense of Leonard chil- 
dren, " $6.65 

Town of Quinc} r , supplies to family of C. IT. 

Robbins, lb77, 64.60 

Town of Maiden, supplies to family of C. II. 

Robbins, 1877—78 213.50 

Town of Georgetown, supplies to Herbert 

Peabody, 130.82 

City of Lynn, supplies to Sarah Wade, 14.50 

" " Gloucester, supplies to Anna 

Chapman, 55.00 

City of Newbuiyport, supplies to Fuller and 

Piekard, 79.50 



15 



Bills allowed : 

Cit}' of Salem, supplies to Durgin, Barker 

and OaiT, 248.80 

City of Boston, supplies to Ann Andrews, 14.12 

14 " " 4k E. Bailey, 63.00 

" " 4 ' " O. Grant, 1.38 

1891.37 

T. E. Condon, supplies for tramps, 48.43 

John Pearson Jr., supplies for tramps, 4.19 

T. C. Til (on, care of tramps, part of 1877 

and 1878, 171.90 
'Number of tramps provided for, 724. 224.52 



Cr. 

Received from North Andover, 
Received from Haverhill, 
Received from Rockport, 
Received from Newlmryport, 
Received, from Commonwealth, 
Wood on hand, 

Balance, 



$1816.74 



$41.34 
5.00 
16.10 
38.00 
68.00 
40.00 



$208.44 
1608.30 



$1816.74 



Dr. 

Bills allowed : 

A. B. Fellows, pump, $16.05 
John Lane, wheels, neb &c., for new ox 

wagon, 54.75 

John Lane, repairs on old wagon, 5.00 

M. Newman, repairs and kitchen utensils, 42.42 



16 



Bills allowed ; 
Amos Bray, repairing & oiling harnesses, 
E. Plouff & Son, kitchen utensils, &c, 

Warren Boynton. express and freight, 
H. P. Willeomb, express. 



[ 

1 -.75 

:>.20 

2 75 

100 

-9143.92 



M. Nolan, bl acksm ith work, 
Beiij. B. Smith. 

WebsteT Smith, ironing new wagon, 
Webster Smith, repairing. 

S. X. Baker, clothing, 

I. K. Jewett. 

W. I. Johnson, boots & shoes. 

X. R Wait, boots, 

W. S Russell, dry goods. 

C. Damon. u 
E. Cogswell. 

E. F. Brown, medicine, 

J. A. Blake. 

W. E. Tucker, medical attendance, 

J. A. Newman, nails, tool?, hinges &c., 
J. A. Newman, windows, tools &e. 

H. P. Willeomb. expense paid for tools, 

W. G. Brown, coal, 

J. Stackpole & Son. soap. 

Milton B. Shattuck, fish. 

George II. Green, meat. 

M. Whittier, 

D. T. Peiley, stock, 

E. Cogswell & Son. tools and seed, 

C. Damon, groceries, 

F. Willeomb, 

T. E. Condon, u 



34. 62 
26.19 
80.00 

5.*5 

103 od 

2 00 
33.05 

1.50 
22 17 
29.21 

9.23 

1-25 

34.78 
30 00 

32.22 
17.75 
26.10 
9181 
12 00 
20.22 
43 49 
100.11 
35.00 
30.96 

218 10 
4 35 

53. >b 






6140.61 



f 209. 71 



#66.' 3 



6409.26 



17 



Bills allowed : 

A. S. Hills, groceries, 

Asa Lord, " 

E Cogswell & Son, groceries, 

T. E. Condon, meal, 
Asa Lord. " 

A. S. Hills, 

Hull & Fall, lumber, 
D. L. IJodgkins, lumber, 
Charles E. Brown, bricks, 
Eben Kimball, labor, 
Benj. Newman, paint, 

M. Warner, labor, 

C. Warner, " 

Richard Moore, " ditching, 

Horace D. Bradsireet, labor, 

J. II Shatswell, u 

Daniel A. Warner, Superintendent, 



$31.47 
101.59 
121.20 

7.80 
31.85 
24.30 

263.45 

4.30 

8.8;) 

36.75 

43.72 

118.00 
72.00 
7150 

120.00 

86.00 
420.00 



580.59 



66.95 



357.02 



For labor, 

Bills paid b}^ the Superintendent for stock, 

For other items, 



$887.50 

<2,868.04 

29425 

310.00 

144.36 



Cr. 



$3,616,C ; 5 



By sales from Farm. 




English hay, 


$27339 


Salt hay and thatch, 


86.73 


Straw and mulch, 


4.50 


Barley, 


11.50 


Butter, 


12 43 


Eggs, 


10.10 


Milk, 


62.00 


Oxen, 


520.00 



18 
Bills allowed : 

Cow i $23.00 

Calves, 3520 

Pi S s > 25.00 

Hides, 9>79 

Pasturing, qqq 

Old wheels, 4.00 

Labor off the farm, 15.08 

Board, 2.50 

Board of J. Leatherlancl, 104.00 



$1,195.31 
Increase of personal property, 552.40 



11747.71 
Balance, being expense, 1868 94 



$3,616,65 



OVERSEER'S DEPARTMENT. 

Dr. 
To bills in hand at last settlement, $70.27 
Of that amount there is uncollec- 

table, 10.90 

Balance left, $59 37 

To sales from farm, 342.70 > 

To board of J. Leatherland, 104.00 



1506.07 
Cr. 

By cash paid Town Treasurer, $412 59 

By cash paid Town Treasurer, received from 

bills of 1877, 44 85 

By bills in their hands, 48 63 

$506.07 



19 



Expsnsa and Income account for the year ending 

February 1, 1879. 

EXPENSE. 
Bills allowed : 



For Schools, 


$7,594.19 


Current Expenses, 


869.27 


Lighting Streets, 


4G3.62 


Fees and Salaries, 


1,307.55 


Fire Department, 


545.49 


Poor, balance of account, 


1,608.30 


Farm, " " 


1,868.91 


Highways, 


3,176.75 


Interest on town notes, 


1,354.31 


Discount on taxes, 


54.5M 


Abatements, 


148.60 


Balance, being income beyond expense, 


699.73 




*20,182.40 


INCOME. 




Amount raised for town purposes, 


$18,000.00 


Received of State, Corporation tax, 


425.84 


« " Bank tax, 


769.29 


" " School fund, 


212.74 


" of County, dog licenses, 


174.17 


" interest on taxes, 


33.87 


" " deposits, 


32.65 


" income of Town property, licenses, etc. 


533.84 



20,182.40 



20 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM, STOCK, Etc. 

1878. 1879. 





r 

No. 


— ' 1 

Value. 


No. 


Value. 


Inc. 


Dec. 


Oxen, 


G 


$675 


6 


S675 






Cows, 


16 


640 


14 


560 




$80 


Heifers, 


17 


595 


17 


595 






Steers, 


5 


175 


4 


140 




35 


Calves, 






4 


48 


S4S 




Yearlings, 






2 


40 . 


40 




Bulls, 


1 


40 


1 


40 






Horses, 


2 


430 


2 


430 






Fat Hogs, 






1 


20 


20 




Shoats, 


13 


130 


13 


130 






Fowls, 


45 


22 


33 


16 




6 


Ducks, 


9 


5 


11 


6 


1 




Turkeys, 


4 


8 


3 


6 




2 


Horse Wagon, 


1 


190 


1 


190 






Sleigh, 


1 


40 


1 


40 






Ox Wagons, 


2 


170 


3 


340 


170 


i 


Ox Carts 


2 


100 


2 


100 






Mowing machine & harness, 1 


124 


1 


121 






Ploughs, 


7 


88 


8 


96 - 


8 




Cultivators, 


2 


18 


2 


13 






Harrows, 


3 


51 


3 


51 






Ox Sled, 


1 


15 


1 


15 






Wood. 


30 


210 


30 


210 






Tons of coal, 


6 


48 


11 


88 


40 




Groceries, 




90 




00 






Cloth, 




18 




18 






Furniture and bedding. 




300 




300 






Cooking range and fixtures, 


i 


100 




100 






Stoves, 




110 




110 






Sewing machines, 


1 


40 


1 


40 




- 


"Washing machines, 


1 


14 


1 


14 






Winnowing mills, 


1 


8 


1 


8 






Wheel rakes, 


1 


35 


1 


35 






Tools. 




150 




150 






Hay tedder, 


1 


75 


1 


75 







$4714 



$4918 



$327 



$123 



21 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM, PRODUCE, Etc. 



1S78. 



1879. 







No. T 


lvalue. 


No. \ 


r alue. 


Inc. 


Dec. 


Corn. bushels. 




290 


.$290 


290 


$290 






Oats, " 




21 


10.50 








$10.5 


Barley, 

Rye, "■ 




42 


37 


80 
17 


68 
14 


$31 

14 




Beans, kt 




4 


8 


21 


-2 5 




3 


Peas, 




11-2 3 


1 


2 




1 


Potatoes, " 




40 


28 


120 


S4 


56 




Roots, " 




320 


96 


220 


66 




30 


Beef, barrels 




2 


30 


3 


45 


15 




Pork. 




2 


50 


2 


50 






Cider, '* 




1 


5 


6 


24 


19 




Apples, " 
Soap, " 
Ham, pounds, 




3 1-2 14 
175 22 


2 
2 

216 


2 

8 

28 


2 

6 


6 


Beef, 




150 


15 


300 


30 


15 




Fish, <- 




200 


10 


180 


9 




1 


Candles, 




171-2 


2.10 


27 


3.40 


1.30 




Lard, ll 




85 


12 90 


100 


15.00 


2.10 




Tallow, 




30 


4 


30 


4 






Butter, ; * 




60 


18 


55 


16 




2 


English, hay, mar 


ket, 


tons, 7 


126 


16 


224 


98 




English hay, 




" 13 


195 


14 


210 


15 




Salt hay & black grass 


.tons, 30 


300 


25 


250 




50 


Salt hay, market, 


tons, 10 


110 


40 


320 


210 




Thatch, 


• k 


29 1-2 


236 


27 


216 




20 


Corn fodder, 


u 


8 


80 


8 


80 






Straw, 


u 


2 1-2 


37.50 


2 


30 




7.50 


Rowen, 


11 


13-4 


31.50 


2 


32.50 


1 




Pickels. gallons, 




5 


1.50 








1.50 


Cabbages, 




3 










3 


Grass seed 






4 




2.50 




1.50 



$1780.00 
4714.00 

$6494.00 



$2128.40 $485.40 $137.00 
4918.00 327.00 123.00 



$7046.40 
6494.00 



$812.40 $260.00 
260.00 



$552.40 $552.40 



22 



JONATHAN SARGENT, Treasurer $ Collector. 

Dr. • 

To cash on hand, February 1, 1878, $4,214.81 

uncollected taxes, 1877, 1,841.79 

cash received from State, Corporation tax, 425.81 

Bank tax, 769.29 

State aid, 2,690 23 

School Fund, 212.74 

« " Poor account, 68.00 

" from other towns, 4 ' 299.94 

State tax committed to him, 1.210 00 

County « " 2,185.80 

Town " " 18,000.00 

overlayings and additions, 686.15 

money hired on town notes, 7,825.00 

cash received intereston deposits, 32.65 

interest on taxes, 33.87 

for licenses, 172.00 

for dog licenses, 174.17 

" rent of Turkey shore pasture, 4.00 

" income of Town house, 289.76 

« " Scales, 76.58 

« from Overseers, farm bills of 1877, 44.^5 

" sales from farm, 308.59 

hoard of J. Leatherland, 104.00 

sale of N. N. School house, 26.00 

" J. II. Burnham, stone, 3.00 

$41,698.56 






28 



Cr. 

By cash paid on orders drawn by Selectmen, 1877, $125.10 

44 on State aid allowed, 1877, 20.00 
Whole amount orders drawn 1878, $18,641,65 
Le?s unpaid, 193.60 

By cash paid on orders drawn in 1878, 18,445.35 
Whole amount orders drawn for 

State aid, 1878, $2,200.00 

Less unpaid, 60.00 

By cash paid on orders drawn for State aid 1878, 2,140.00 

" principal on town notes, 9,469.00 

" interest " " " 1,354 31 

" Commonwealth, State tax, 1210.00 

44 " liquor licenses, 37.50 

44 County of Essex, County tax, 2,185.30 

" discount on taxes, 545.65 

" abatement of taxes, 148 60 

By uncollected taxes, 1,342.82 

cash, 4,674.93 

$41,698;56 



24 



Town in balance of all accounts. 

Dr. 

To notes payable, #23,791,00 

orders drawn and not paid, 196 30 

State aid allowed and not paid, 60.00 

Balance, 44,715.48 



Cr. 



$68,762.78 



By balance in the Treasurer's hands, f6,G17.75 

amount due from State, for State aid allowed, 2,401.00 
44 " " Overseers, farm bills in their 

hands, 48 63 







§8,467.38 


By 


Personal property: 






At the Farm, 


$7,046.^0 




Engines, apparatus and houses, 


5,000.00 




Hearse, 


600 00 




Furniture and scales in Town House, 


500.00 




Hay scales, 


800 00 




Safes for Treasurer and Clerk, 


429.00 




114,375.40 


By 


Real estate : 






Farm, 


$16,000.00 




Town House, 


16,000.00 




Woodland in Linebrook, 


100.00 




" at Common Fields, 


65.00 




Turkey Shore Pasture, 


100.00 




Thatch Bank at Great Flats, 


200 00 




44 44 Third Creek, 


75.00 




School Houses, 


12,500.00 




Gravel pit near Pcalfield's, 


80.00 




" " 44 Grammar School House, 


100.00 




« " " J. C. Carlisle's, 


150.C0 



25 



Gravel pit on Mount Pleasant, $400.00 

" " in Caudle wood, 5 J. 00 

Pounds, 1>0.00 



$45,920.00 
$68,762.78 

The amount of debt against the town February 1, 1878 
was $25,435.00. The piesent amount is ^23,791.00 a de- 
crease of $1,644.00 

The whole number of inmates at the farm the past year 
was twenty-six; the average number twenty-one. The 
present number nineteen. The cost of support, by the 
usual mode of computation, was two dollars and forty-five 
cents per week. 

We submit the following amount as an estimate of appro- 
priations necessary to cover the expenses of the town the 
ensuing year: For High school, $2,000 ; Common schools, 
4,000 ; repairs on School Houses, 300 ; repairs on Highways, 
3,500; Curient Expenses, 8,500. 

Respectfully submitted, 

NATHANIEL R. FARLEY, ) Selectmen 
CHARLES A. SAYWARD, S of 
EDWARD G. HULL, ) Ipswich. 



26 

Essex, ps. To Either of the Constables of the Town of 

Ipswich, in said County: Greeting. 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are hereby 

required to notify and warn the legal voters of said town to meet at the 

Town House in said town, on Monday, the third day of March, next, at 

.nine o'clock A. M.. then and there to act on the following articles, viz: 

Article 1. To choose a moderator, 

Art. 2. To choose all necessary town officers, and grant them snch 
pay for their services as the town may think proper. 

Art. 3. To raise money for the support of the High and Common 
schools. 

Art. 4. To raise money for the Highways, and determine the man- 
ner of apportioning the same. 

Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to defray 
all town charges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 6. To see what compensation shall be allowed the Enginemen 
the ensuing year. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer to renew 
notes now due. 

Art. 8. To see what discount, if any. shall be allowed to those per- 
sons who pay their taxes before the prescribed time of payment. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer to hire 
money in anticipation of the taxes. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will direct the Treasurer to collect in- 
terest on all taxes remaining unpaid after they are due. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will accept the list of Jurors as pre- 
pared and posted by the Selectmen. 

art. 12. To hear and act on the report of Committees. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will light the Town Hall with Gas. 

Art. 14. To see what action the town will take in reference to en- 
forcing the penalty for a breach of the conditions of the bond ol the Ips- 
wich Mills, to supply the inhabitants of the town with water. 

Art. 15. To see what action the town will take in reference to the 
public landing at Diamond's Stage, and looking up the right of way 
thereto. 

And you are hereby directed to serve this warrant by publishing the 
same once in the Ipswich Chronicle; and porting up attested copies of 
the same at each of the Meeting Ilousts. Town House, and at the School 
House in the North North district, three days at least before the time 
of said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant with your doings 
thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this nineteenth day of February, A. 1). 1879. 

NATHANIEL R. FARLEY ) Selectmen 
CHARLES A. 8AYWARD, \ of 
EDWARD G. HULL. J Ipswich. 



ANNUAL EEPOET 



OF THE 



Receipts, Expenditures, &c„ 



OF THE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 1, 1880, 



m»m t 



IPSWICH : 

PRESS OF THE IPSWICH CHRONICLE. 

1880. 



EEFOHT. 



SCHOOLS. 

Appropriation, $5500.00 

« for repairs, 300.00 

Massachusetts School Fund, 204.77 

Dog Licences, . 211.76 



$6216.53 



TEACHERS. 

Bills allowed : 

Faustina M. Horton, North Intermediate, $438.75 

Lizzie II. Moore, " Primary, ■ 302.50 
Lucie W. Moore, " u Assistant,- 40.00 

Alice A. Smith, " '< u 180.62 

Lucy A. Perkins, Ross Intermediate, 360.00 

Susie Archer, " Primary, 312.50 

Nellie J. Badger, " " Assistant, 203.75 

II. E, Noyes, South Intermediate, 873.75 

Elina Smith, " Primary, 297.50 

Ilattie L. Fiske, Village, 242.50 

Frank A. Ross, Linebrook, 217.50 

Emily E. Poor, Argilla, 71.25 

Mary E. Butler, Candlewood, 48.75 

Etta L, Smith, " 45.00 

Laura Fellows, Appleton, 86 25 

Grace A. McKay, Willow Dale, 205.00 

Trustees of Manning School, 1950.00 



-$5375.62 



BUILDING FIRES AND CARE OF SCHOOL HOUSES. 

Bills allowed : 



George W. Sherburne, 
Ira Worcester, 
George E. O'Connor, 
J. Albert Huckins, 
Alfred R. Jewett, 



James Damon, 

C. A. Averill, 
Benj. D. Appleton, 
James F. Gwinn, 

D. Clark, 
Wm. F. Conant 
Wm. F. Warner, . 
David Story, 
Wm. D. Bracket, 
Wm. G. Brown, 
Lewis F. Howe, 
John W. Crowell 
Homer Howe, 
Wm. Seward, 
Joseph E. Cowen, 



REPAIRS. ETC. 

C. Damon, White Lead, 

A. Stamford, Fainting School House, 

F. A Ross, Repairs, 

Robert Stone, " 

J. A. Newman, u 

E. Cogswell & Son, " 

S. W. San ford, Repairing Black Boards, 

Hull & Fall, Lumber for repairs, 

Geo. II . Lord, Nails, 



8123.00 

5.00 

22.25 

3.00 

9.50 



FUEL. 




Wood, 


$25.00 


CI 


2.50 


l( 


18.25 


It 


G.00 


it 


12.33 


14 


6.13 


U 


7.50 


bk 


9.00 


(4 


7.00 


Coal 


137.15 


sawing woo 1, 


4.50 


« n 


2.75 


it t« 


2.25 


W (S 


1.80 


a M 


1.50 



$41.66 

53.44 

10.00 

7.00 

1.30 

5.69 

42.4s 

.68 

4.48 



162.75 



243.66 



Mark Newman, Stoves, Grates, Linings, &c, 36.86 



Bills allowed : 
Lyman H. Daniels, Printing, 6.00 

Salem Ob?eiver, " 3.50 

J. 3M. Purinton, sundries furnished Willow 
Dale school, 6.55 

Arthur S. Kimball, lettering diplomas, 4.00 

Albert S. Hills, Brooms. Ink, &c., 1878 & 79, 7.75 
E. F. Brown, Crayons, Books, &c , 187 1, '78, 
and '79, 28.60 

D. M. Tyler, Clock, . 4.00 

New England School Furnishing Co., 9.15 

Miscellaneous, 4.00 

277.14 



$6059.17 
CURRENT EXPENSES. 

R. Ballings, Gas piping and fixtures for 
Town House, $63115 

P Spinney, Board of Gas workmen, 66.56. 

Asa Lord 2d, Labor, digging trench, 5.25 

Luther Lord, " " " 5.20 

T. C. Tilon, Teaming and E. R. Road freight, 7.41 



1715.57 



CEMETERIES. 

J. Damon, Stone, $25.16 

Hull & Fall, lumber for steps and fence, 18 09 

E. Cogswell & Son, paint & lead for fence, 11,28 

Samuel IT. Baker, painting fence, 18.80 

Asa Lord, sundries, 2.79 

E. C. Darling, labor, 35.00 

Wesley B. Copp, " 4.85 

Wm. P. Ross, " 8.45 

Est. of E. C. Darling, '• 16.00 

Asa Lord 2d, " 9-00 

Luther Lord, " 29.85 



$179.27 



6 

WALL AND FILLING OPPOSITE 
THE TOWN HOUSE. 

Bills allowed : 
George W. Fall, labor, $6.12 

George W. Brccklebank, " 
Robert Stone, " 

George C. Lord, " 

Richard Moore, " 

Webster Smith, - " 

William Kimball, 
Michael Ready, teaming, 

D. S. Russell, 
Wm. G, Brown, " stone, 

E. Cogswell & Son, drain pipe, 

181.05 



8.75 


1.50 


. 4.50 


3.00 


7 50 


1515 


7 50 


7. -20 


1100 


11.77 



WELL ON HIGH STREET. 

Geo B. Brown, Labor and materials as per 

contract, $335.87 

Hull & Fall, Lumber, 5.75 

D. Grady, labor, • 12.00 
John Doyle, " 26.25 
Wm. A. Walton, " 19.50 
James McLaughlin, " 16.35 
Nath'l H. Lord, " 18.50 
George T. Lord, " 9.75 
Edward Bodwell, " 21.90 
Asa Lord 2d, " 23.75 
Cornelius Cronin, " 17-25 
Foster Russell, " 1-T6 
James. Scott, Jr., " 21.75 

E. Ready, " 1' 25 
Luther A. Lord, ". 3-00 
Luther Lord, " 33.75 
Wm. Ready, « ^00 



Bills allowed : 

Moses Chapman, " 4.15 

William L. Rust, " 12.75 

William P. Ross, " 11.95 

Jere'h • Brocklebank, '• 4 50 

A. A. Searles, " 18.75 

Moses G. Lord, u 2.25 

Henry Haskell, " .60 

D. R. Harris, " .75 

Webster Smith, blacksmith work, 13.25 

C. G. Haskell, use of Engine and derrick, 74.54 

M. P. Sias, use of Pump and freight, 35.00 

Wm. G. Brown, coal and wood, 14.00 

" " u teaming engine and derrick, 6.00 

I. K. Jewett, drills, 0.46 

N R. Farley, paid miscellaneous bills, 16.40 

Asa Lord, powder and fuse, 6.01 

Mark Newman, cannisteis and fixing pump, 3.70 



Fairbanks & Co., Labor on Town Scales, $55.02 

McQuestin & Fogg, Lumber for scales, 21.00 

Hull & Fall, '< 3.04 

D. L. Hodgkins, " 2.10 

Lewis Choate, " 11.52 

George Russell, labor, .50 

Foster Russell, " 6.30 

Win. P. Ross, " .75 

Eastern Rail Road, Freight, .65 



$832,43 



$100.8H 



WELL, HEAD OF MINERAL STREET, 

C. E. Brown, Bricks, $133.00 

D. L. Hodgkins, lumber, 45.08 
Hull & Fall, " and cement, 94.93 
Eastern Railroad, iron girders, 27.48 



Bills allowed : 

Edward Bodwell, labor, 12.80 

Edward Ingalls, " 12.00 

Maynard Jewett, " 3.75 

Nath. H. Lord, m " 18.00 

Richard Moore, " 3.00 

Wm. P. Gould, " 29.25 

John Sullivan, " 13.50 

George Richards, " 14.25 

Geo. C. Lord, " 4.50 

Wesley B. Copp, " 4.50 

Nath'l L. Clark, " 5,00 

Henry Haskell, " 19 50 

John A. Smith, " 18.00 

Moses G. Lord, « 7.50 

Eben Kimball, " 8.75 

W. F. Kenney, " 1800 

T. E, Roberts, " 5.00 

E. T. Pike, tf 3.75 
Geo. Russell, " 15-00 
Geo. W. Baker, " 27.80 
Chas. A. Peatfield, " 7.20 
J. F. Akerman, " y 2.10 
Sydney Smith, " 12.00 
J. C. Low, " 3.00 
John M. Caldwell, " 19.00 
Dexter Mclntire, " 3 00 
Wm. J. Goodwin, " 7.50 
Luther A. Lord, " 22 50 

F. A. Ross, * 32.35 
Wm. II. Bodwell, u 150 
Perley B. Lakeman, " 11.25 
A. A. Seailes, " 20.25 
Jere'h Brocklebank, " 1.50 
Nath'l Hovey, " 3.50 
C. G. Haskell, lumber, 15.54 



9 

Bills allowed : 

C. G. Haskell, use of engine and derrick, 94 50 

George H. Lord, nails, 6.06 

Fulton Iron Foundry, iron cover, 10 00 
Webster Smith, blacksmith work, labor 

and material, 36.94 

Webster Smith, labor, 20.00 

John W. Russell, teaming, 3.75 

Albeit Russell, use of pump, 12.25 

Asa Lord, sundries, 5.18 

S. F. Canney, sawing, 4.87 
Wm. G. Brown, coal and teaming engine, &c, 15.16 

Miscellaneous bills, 15.25 



Wm. T. Averill, ringing bell, $30.00 

Asher Blake, care of town clock, 20.00 

" " repairs on town clock, 5.00 

Lyman H. Daniels, printing town report, 52.00 

" " " " and advertising. 21.00 
Salem Observer, printing school report, 23.00 
N. R. Wait, taking census, 22.00 
Wm. Chapman, distributing reports, 3.00 
Albert Rogers. trimming trees, 5.00 
Aaron Cogswell, protecting " 10.94 
I. K. Jewett, " " 2.89 
A. A. Searles, care of buoys, 20.00 
E. Cogswell, & Son, paint, rope, &c, for buoy, 5.54 
Hull & Fall, lumber for buoy, 1.09 
E. Dole, spars for buoys, 3 00 
Webster Smith, work on buoys, 12.29 
J. H. Bumham, award of appraisors on dis- 
eased horses, 20.00 
Henry P. Ives, stationery, 19*75 
E. F. Brown, " 1878 and 1879, 7.28 
W. K. Bell, " and postage, 8 50 
J. Sargent, travelling expenses and postage, 4.93 
N. R. Farley, " ', " " 13.45 



1935.99 



10 

Bills allowed : 
Hull & Fall, lumber for water trough and 

platform, 6.00 

F. Russell, Jr., work at town house, 8. 1 5 

E. T. Pike, " " il " 8.00 

John W.Newman," " " kt 2.62 

James T. Smith, " " " " 0.50 

Paid for cleaning, at town house, . 10.99 

J. Damon, wood at town house, 18.00 

J. S. Glover, coal 4i " " 44.63 

Wm. G.Brown, " " " " 54 30 

Ipswich Gas Co , 94.00 

N. It. Farley, copying record, 135.00 

W. W. Pierce, chandelier, 14.38 

T. O. Til ton, attendance at town house, 52.90 

T. C. Til ton, meals and attendance at lock-up, 6.90 
J. S. Glover, use of blocks at reservoir, 1877, 5.00 
J. A. Newman, sundries for town house, 2.21 

J. P. Lovell, sundries for police, 10.5 ) 

Robert Stone, lantern post, & repairing gate, 4.50 
Webster Smith, committee and expense at 

Eagle Hill, 5.00 

A. II. Spiller, pump at High St. schoolhouse, 8.60 
George W. Baker, making trough, 3.16 

George Barker, horse Lire, 6.o0 

M. Newman, Work on Funnel and Furnace, 

town house, 20.38 

H. P. Willcomb, Express, 11.65 

Wm. G. Brown, rent of land for stone, 5.00 

Miscellaneous bills, 5.62 



$356.15 
$3704.04 



11 



STREET LAMPS. 

Bills allowed : 

I. Dodge, care of lamps, $453.57 

Nathl Tufts, Lantern, 5.00 

W. Smith, repairs, 1.75 

H. P. Willcomb, Expiess. .35 



The number of lamps now in use is 46. 



1460.67 



FEES AND SALARIES. 

Charles Palmer, school committe, 1878, $5 J. 00 



Wesley K. Bell, " 


u 


44 


50.00 


Edw'd P, Kimball, " 


It 


44 


50.00 


M. R. Farley, 


Salary, 




100.00 


Edward P. Kimball, 


t'& 




100.00 


Edward G. Hull, 


it 


1 


100.00 


Jonathan Sargent, 


44 




350.00 


Wesley K. Bell, 


44 


__ 


50.00 






Joseph Spiller, 


police services, 1878 


$10.70 


J. F. Butler, 


u 


(4 44 


22.00 


Wm. P. Crane, 


44 


44 


222.75 


E, T. Pike, 


44 


44 


32.75 


T. C. Tilton, 


44 


44 


117.00 


Maynard Jewett, 


44 


44 


10.00 


R S. Gove, 


44 


4( 


145.50 


Arthur W. Dow, 


44 


44 


3.00 


Charles H. Baker, 


44 


44 


4.00 


Wm. M. Hills, 


44 


44 


126.40 


T. B. Falls, 


44 


44 


33.50 


N. B. Ross, 


44 


44 


21.80 


Geo. W. Sherburne, 


44 


44 


3.50 


Wm. Lord 3d, 


44 


(4 


12.00 


Joseph F. Quill, 


44 


44 


119.00 


George Fall, 


44 ' 


44 


28.00 


John W. Russell, 


44 


44 


19.00 



$350.00 



$930.90 



12 

Bills allowed : 

Joseph Spiller, truant officer, 1878, $15 00 

Wm. Lord 3d, " " 1878, 15.00 

T. 0. Tilton, keeper of the lock-up, 1878, 30.00 

" u u u « u u 1879^ 12.50 

Wm Lord 3d, notifying town officers, 5.00 

N. II. Farley, balance salary for 1878, 100.00 

Philip E. Clark, returning deaths, 19.25 

George F. Bray, « " 8.25 

Wm. T. Averill, " " .75 

E. Howe, " " L00 

O. O. llundlett, •' a .50 

E. H. Patten, " " .25 
W. K, Bell, collecting and recording Births, 

Marriages and Deaths, 4*. 55 



— f 251.05 



52031.95 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

, ENGINEERS, &C. 

Webster Smith, $12.00 

Ezra W. Lord, 12 00 

Moses Spiller Jr., 12.00 

Edward W. Choate, 12.00 

Nath'l Shatswell, 18.00 

Warren Engine Co., fifty men, 537.50 

Barnicoat Engine Co., forty-seven men, 447.50 

Hook & Ladder Co., twenty men, 288.00 



$1289.00 



James Boyd & Son, new Lose, $394.88 

Ilunneman & Co., new hose and spanner, 385.00 
City of Lowell, hose carriage, 150.00 

E. P. Goodhue, Sails, 55.15 

Hinckley Bros., rope for engine, 7.6 > 

Eastern Rail Road, freight for hose carriage, 4.50 

$997.16 



13 

Bills allowed : 

Robert Jordan, rubber coats for engineers, $26.25 
E. Cogswell & son, refreshments for engine 

men, 5.28 

P. Spinney, refreshments for engine men, 4.00 

C. Damon, " " " " 14.23 

Wm. G. Brown, hauling engine to fire, 4.00 
Wm P. Ross, " Hook & Ladder to fire, 5.00 

Webster Smith, new Hook and repairing, 8.75 

George Barker, repairs, 3.05 

Amos Bray, * 10.40 

Eben Kimball, " of reservoirs, 7.50 

Maik Newman, lantern, lamp, repairs, &c./ 7.67 

M. C. Warren & Co., Lock & Keys, 4.32 

A. S. Hills. Oil, pails, &c, 1878 & 1879, 3.57 

AsaLord, sundries, 1878 & 1879, 9.43 

Benj. Newman, Paint and varnish, 1!45 
Geo. C. Lord, care of engine, cleaning 

and oiling hose, 22.00 
Geo. W. Sherburne, care of engine, 

cleaning and oiling hose, 18.50 



Moses Spiller Jr., 


cleani 


n £ 


hose, 


3.00 


Hale Wait, 


a 




tt 


2.85 


James H. Hull, 


tt 




tt 


2.50 


O. M. Gracy, 


watching 


fire, 


2.25 


S. Brown, 


« 




t< 


1.80 


Alfred Norman. 


tt 




u 


2.25 


Stephen M. Ross, 


it 




tt 


1.50 


W. B. Clark, 


CI 




ii 


1.50 


Luther Lord, 


it 




tt 


1.80 


L. Brocklebank, 


It 




it 


2.25 


Geo. Bancroft, 


41 




i( 


2.50 


John Rhodes, 


it 




ii 


1.25 


Wm. Brocklebank, 


it 




ii 


1.25 


L. M. Blaisdell, 


it 




it 


2.50 


Geo. W. Stone, 


tt 




it 


LOU 



14 

Bills allowed : 

Fred Fall, watching fire, 1.60 

Charles W. Lord, " " 125 

Win. F Wait, " " 1-23 

John Lane, " " *■*<> 

Hale Wait, watchman, 3-3.50 

Geo. C. Lord, . « 54.05 

Stephen R. Harris, " 49.75 

Arthur W. Dow, " 31.50 

Daniel B. Blake, c " H.OO 

Moses bpiller Jr., " 74 -7o 

Belt and Leather Stuffing Co., Oil, 22 00 

Geo. H. Lord, tools, L56 

S. N. Baker, repairing fence, 2.50 

W. Smith, travelling expenses, 4.40 

Lyman H. Daniels, printing, 1.M) 

W. B Copp,' gravel at engine house, 12o 

John W. Russell, teaming, L75 

H. P. Willcomb, express, 2.05 
Wm. G. Brown, rent of land for engine house, 

1879, 12.00 

James Damon, wood, 6-2^ 

J. S. Glover, coal, 5r>3 

Wm. G. Brown, coal, H- q 2 

Miscellaneous, *.4o 



$50381 
$2789.97 



HIGHWAYS. 

Appropriation, $3500.00 

E. Cogswell & Son, drain pipe, $85.09 

D. L. Hodgkins, Lumber, 17.81 

Hull & Fall, " 6 1- 79 

Rockport Granite Co., for stone, 120.00 

S. F. Canney, planing railing, 3.50 



15 



Bills allowed : 



E. M. Burnham, Gravel, 56.76 

Wm. Garrette, " 10.00 

Clarence Coburn, " 4.20 

James H. Wiley, " 2.56 

Thomas R. Lord, " 12,18 

E. Dole, " 3.55 
M. Nolan, blacksmith work, 2.99 
W Smith, " " " 4.00 
Foster Russell, work on bridges & railings, 10.09 
Foster Russell Jr., " " " " 23.90 
P. Condon, painting bridge and railing, 14,10 
J. W. Bond, work on bridge and fence, 7.50 

F. Willcomb, nails, .45 
James H Lakeman, making snow plow, 3.50 
Wm. G. Brown, teaming stone, 25.00 
Aaron Cogswell, paving stones, 6.59 

" " surveying Sootts' Hill, 2.50 

Miscellaneous, 2.35 

$476.32 

For clearing snow, ' 1237.35 

For labor, 1444.07 



$3207.74 
Property owned by the town, to be used for the High- 
ways: 1 Plough, 5 Pickaxes, 6 Snow Ploughs, and about 
100 tons of Covering and other stone. 



Estate of J. L. Ross, 
William Stevens, 
Mary A. Potter, 
Ruth Baker, 
"C. M. Jones, 
Thomas H. Lord, 



■^ ■ W ■' ...... 

POOR DEPARTMENT. 




Dr. 




Ross, rent, 


$50.00 




35.75 


a 


30.00 


u 


5.00 


a 


32.00 


u 


25.00 



16 

Bills allowed : 

F. Mitchell, rent, 6.00 

L. Choate, " of woodhouse, 12.00 

J. S. Glover, coal, $91.01 

W. G. Brown, " 4.25 

D. G. Chapman, wood, 12.00 

Est. of A. H. Wildes, " s 21.10 

J. H. Wiley, " 12.00 

Geo. E. Lord, " 9.00 

Wood from Farm, " 28.00 



» PARTIAL SUPPLIES. 

E. Cogswell & Son, groceries, $43.00 
Asa Lord, " 100.00 
Geo. H. Dixson, " 8.00 
C. Damon, " 94.00 
A. S. Hills, " 20.00 
I. K. Jewett, " 4.00 

F. Willcomb, " 27.00 
T. E. Condon, " 4.00 

Eastern Rail Road poor travellers, $7.50 

S. E. Fewkes, board of J. Fewkes, 37.50 

S. L. Foster, " of Rnfus Langley, 10.00 

J. A. Blake, medicine for J. Mason, 8.70 

P. Spinney, meals for travellers, 1.50 

E. Bailey, supplies, 8.50 

Luther Wait, shoes, 3,10 

Moses G. Lord, sawing wood, .50 

Wm. P. Ross, delivering wood, 9.18 

E. T. Pike, travelling expenses, 4.63 

N. R. Farley, " " 2.60 

Miscellaneous, L2o 



$195.75 



$177.36 



$300.00 



$94.96 



IT 

Bills allowed : 

POOR IN OTHER TOWNS. 

City of Lynn, supplies to Sarah Wade, $1.50 

" u Newburyport, supplies to Fuller and 

Pickard, 89.00 

City of Gloucester, supplies to A nna Chap- 
man, 30.00 

City of Salem, supplies to Durgin, Barker & 

Carr, 240.15 

City of Boston, supplies, 91.3 i 

Town of Maiden, supplies to C. H Robbins, 162.00 

Town of Quincy, expense returning W. 

Leonard, . 6.63 

_ $620.59 

T. E, Condon, supplies for tramps, $25.26 

T. C. Tilton, care of tramps, 78.50 

$103.76 



* 



$1492.42 



Number of tramps provided for, 516. 

Cr. 



Received from North Andover, 


$9.62 




« " New Bedford, 


6.00 




" " Lowell, 


6.00 




" " Salem, 


13.80 




" " Commonwealth, 


32.00 




Due from Commonwealth, 


14.70 




Wood on hand, 


40.00 


$121.12 
1371.30 


Balance, 





$1492,42 



18 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM, STOCK, Etc. 

1879. 1880. 





r 

No. 


1 « ^ 

Value. 


r 

No. 


Value. 


r — 

Inc. 


Dec. 


Oxen, 


6 


$675 


6 


$675 






Cows, 


14 


560 


12 


480 




$80 


Heifers, 


17 


'595 


10 


350 




245 


Steers, 


4 


140 


6 


210 


$70* 




Calves, 


4 


48 


12 


144 


96 




Yearlings, 


2 


40 


4 


80 


40 




Bulls, 


1 


40 


1 


40 






Horses, 


2 


430 


2 


430 






Fat Hogs, 


1 


20 


2 


40 


20 




Shoats, 


13 


130 


7 


70 




60 


Fowls, 


33 


16 


30 


15 




1 


Ducks, 


~11 


6 


11 


6 






Turkeys, 


3 


6 


1 


1 




4 


Horse wagon, 


1 


190 


1 


• 190 






Sleigh, 


1 


40 


1 


40 






Ox wagons, 


3 


340 


3 


340 






Ox carts, 


2 


100 


2 


100 






Mowing machine dbharn's 1 


124 


1 


124 






Ploughs, 


8 


96 


9 


108 


12 




Cultivators, 


2 


18 


~2 


18 






Harrows, 


3 


51 


3 


51 






Ox sled. 


1 


15 


2 


20 


5 




Wood, 


30 


210 


30 


210 






Tons of coal, 


11 


88 


161-2 


112 


24 




Groceries, 




90 




90 






Cloth, 




18 


- 


25 


7 




Futniture and bedding 


i 


300 




300 






Cooking range and fixtures, 


100 




100 






Stoves, 




110 




110 






Sewing machines, 


1 


40 


1 


40 






Washing " 


1 


14 


1 


14 






Winnowing mills, 


1 


8 


1 


8 






Wheel Rakes 


1 


35 


1 


35 






Tools, 




150 




160 


10 




Hay Tedder, 


1 


75 


1 


75 


$284 






$4918 


$4812 


$390 



19 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT THE FARM, PRODUCE, ETC. 

1879. 1880. 







No. 


Value. 


No. 


Value. 


Inc. 


— ' \ 

Dec. 


Corn , 


bushels, 


290 


290 


250 


250 




40 


Barley, 


i< 


80 


68 


42 


36 




32 


Rye, 


tt 


17 


14 


13 


11 




3 


Beans, 


tt 


21-2 


5 


3 


6 


1 




Peas, 


tt 


1 


2 


1-2 


1 




1 


Potatoes, 


tt 


120 


84 


140 


98 


14 




Roots, 


tt 


220 


66 


200 


60 




6 


Beef, 


bbls., 


3 


45 


1-2 


8 




37 


Pork, 


tt 


2 


.50 


2 


50 






Cider, 


tt 


6 


24 


31-2 


12 




12 


Apples, 


tt 


2 


2 


6 


12 


10 




Soap, 


tt 


2 


8 


11-2 


6 




2 


Ham, 


pounds, 


216 


28 


300 


39 


11 




Beef, 


u 


300 


30 


450 


45 


15 




Fish, 


tt 


180 


9 


200 


10 


1 




Candles, 


t« 


27 


3.40 35 


5 


1.60 




Lard. 


It 


100 


15 


75 


13 




2 


Tallow, 


tt 


30 


4 


22 


3 




1 


Butter, 


It 


55 


16 


125 


38 


22 




English hay, 


market tons, 16 


224 


19 


285 


61 




English hay, 


u 


14 


210 


15 


225 


15 




Sale hay and black grass. 25 


250 


45 


450 


200 




Salt hay, market tons, 


, 40 


320 


40 


320 






Thatch, 


tt 


27 


216 


30 


240 


24 




Corn fodder 


tt 


8 


80 


8 


80 






Straw, 


tt 


2 


30 


11-2 20 




10 


Rowen, 


tt 


2 


32.50 2 


32.50 






Grass seed, 






2.50 • 


1.50 




1 


Pickles, gallons, 






4 


1.50 


1.50 




Vinegar, 


tt 






35 


7 


7 




Dried apples. 


lbs., 






25 

to 


3 


3 






$2128.4 


$2368.50 


$387.10 


$147.00 








4918.0 




10 1 


4812.00 


284.00 


390.00 




$7046.^ 


$7180.00 


$671.10 


$538.00 












7046.40 


537.00 





$134.10 $134.10 



20 



TOWN FARM. 

Bills allowed : 
Chas. W. Dodge, repairing wagon, ^ $12.35 

Robert Stone, labor, repairing, 33.75 

Eben Kimball, " tt 1§ - 00 

E. W. Choate, use of moving gear, 4.00 

William Stone, ink for trees, 1°- 90 
George Barker, repairs, • l 8 -46 

S. F. Canney, sawing stock for blinds, 3.80 

- 

M. Nolan, blacksmith work, $45.66 

BeDJ. H. Smith, " " 41 - 06 

Webster Smith, " " 12 - 73 



$98.26 



_ $99.45 



D. L. Hodgkins, lumber, $ 5 - 35 

Hull & Fall, " 119 " 

A. Staniford, painting blinds, 47.20 

J. A. Newman, hinges, fastenings, &c, 37.21 

Geo. H. Lord, nails and tools, 9 -41 

Beni. Newman, paint and oil, 10.56 

J . $229.72 

S. N. Baker, clothing, $68.72 

R. Jordan, " 34 ' 83 

Geo. W. Ellis, boots and shoes, 22.45 

Jos. Johnson, " " " 2 - 30 

Luther Wait, " •« " 3 - 75 

Wm. I. Johnson," " " 35 - 50 

W. S. Russell, dry goods, % 22.60 

E. Cogswell & Son, " " I 1 - 82 

Asa Lord, " " 4 - 94 

$287.78 



21 

W. E. Tucker, medical attendance, $30.00 

J. A. Blake, medicine, 42.10 

E. F. Brown, " 1315 

William White, bread, $2.92 

M. B. Shattuck, fish, 49.06 

J. Cleaves, " .45 

Geo. H. Green, meat, 42.44 

M. Whittier, " 141.57 
J. Stackpole, soap, . 4.00 

D. T. Perley, oxen, 125.00 
M. Newman, stoves, castings, &c., 21.91 
J. S. Glover, coal, 77.97 
Wm. G. Brown, " 50.43 
Philip Clark, two coffins, 33.00 
Whittemore Bros., plough, 17.75 
J. A. Newman, tools. 6.30 
H. A. Lord, " 10.00 

E. Cogswell & Son, drain pipe, 19.76 
E, Cogswell & Son, grass seed and tools, 23.35 
C. Damon, oil carpet, 12.50 
C. Damon, grass seeds and tools, 10,55 



Asa Lord, groceries, $119.80 

E. Cogswell & Son, <• 168.90 

Geo. H. Dixson, " 21.94 

A. S. Hills, " 43.86 

C. Damon, " 345.74 

Allen & Woodworth, groceries, 54.47 

T. E. Condon, groceries, 13.80 

Eastern Rail Road, freight, 1.44 



A. 


S. Hills, 


meal, 


Asa Lord, 


<i 


E. 


Cogswell & Son, 


it 



$16.50 

28.45 

and oats, 50.64 



.25 



- $648.96 



$769.95 



$95.59 



22 



Bills allowed : 
M. Warner, labor, 

C, Warner, " 

D. A, Warner, Superintendent, 
Luther Nourse, labor, 

David Low, " 



Bills paid by the Superintendent, 



$70.00 




78.00 




423.11 




11.25 




89.00 






671 36 






( 


12936.32 




671.10 



13607.42 



Or. 




By sales from Farm. 




English hay, 


$249,22 


Salt hay and thatch, 


126.98 


Straw and mulch, 


3.65 


Barley, 


45.00 


Butter, 


41.00 


Eggs, 


11.20 


Milk, 


|1210 


Oxen and Steer, 


215.00 


Cows, 


344.00 


Calves, 


20.50 


Pigs, 


27.00 


Hides, 


10.87 


Keeping horse, 


2.00 


Wood, 


28.00 


Labor off the Farm, 


38.50 


Rec'd from Est. of J. Leatherland, 302.92 




$1479.94 


Iucrease of personal property, 


134.10 




$1614.04 


Balance, being expense, 


1993.38 



$3607.42 



23 

OVERSEERS' DEPARTMENT. 
Dr. 

To bills in their hands at last settle- 
ment, $48.63 
Of that amount there is uncollec- 

table, 3.02 

Balance left, $45.61 

To sales from Farm, 605.92 

Rec'd from estate of J. Leatherland, 302.92 



$854.45 



Cr. 

By Cash paid Town Treasurer, $528.32 

By Cash paid Town Treas., bills of 1878, 40.11 

By bills in their hands, 236.02 



$854.45 
Expense and Income Acc't for year ending Feb. 1, 1880, 

EXPENSE. 

For Schools, $6059.17 

Current expenses, 3704.34 

Lighting streets, 460.67 

Fees and salaries, 2031.95 

Fire Department, 2789.97 

Poor, balance of account* 1371.30 

Farm, " " 1993.38 

Highways, 3207.74 

Interest on town notes, 1392.87 

Discount on taxes, 530.86 

Abatements. 245.57 



$23,787.82 
INCOME. 
Amount raised for town purposes, $18,652.84 

Received of State, Corporation Tax, 933.82 

Received of State, Bank Tax, 689.70 

Received of State, School Fund, 204.77 

Received of County, dog licenses, 311.76 

Received interest on taxes, 27.62 

Received interest on deposits, 25.66 

Rec'd income of town property, licenses &c, 577.81 
Balance, being expense beyond income, 2463.84 

•23,787.82 



24 



JONATHAN SARGENT, Treasurer & Collector. 

Dr. 

To cash on hand Feb. 1, 1879, 
Uncollected taxes, 

Cash rec'd from State, Corporation tax, 

Bank tax, 



a 



u 



u 



a 



t' 



u 



u 



u 



a 



a 



44 



44 



u 



44 



44 



State Aid, 
School Fund, 
Poor account, 
other towns, poor acc't, 
State tax committed to him, 
County tax 
Town tax, 
Overlayings, 

Money hired on town notes, 
Cash received for interest on deposits, 

" '* taxes, 
Auctioneer's license, 
liquor licenses, 
dog licenses, 

Overseers' sales from Farm 
Est. of J. Leatherland, 
Income of Town House, 
M of Town Scales, 
grass on the South Common, 
for Stone, 
teaming Loam, 



4. 



44 



• < 



44 



44 



44 



4k 



it 



c< 



'.. 



44 



44 



44 



it 



44 



44 



44 



44 



44 



44 



44 



$4674.93 

134282 

933.82 

689.70 

2217.00 

204.77 

32.00 

34.42 

605.00 

1975.74 

17811.90 

840.94 

9500.00 

25.66 

27.62 

2.00 

100.00 

211.76 

265.51 

302.92 

402.81 

75.00 

3.00 

2.22 

2.40 



*42,2S3.94 



25 



Cr. 

By cash paid on order, drawn by Selectmen, 1878, $185.35 
" " > 4 " " " < 4 State Aid, 1878, 52.00 
Whole amount orders drawn 1879, 122682.59 
Less unpaid, 126.44 

By cash paid on orders drawn in 1879, 22,556.14 

Whole amount orders drawn for State 
• Aid, 1879, 12012.50 

Less unpaid, 48 00 

By cash paid on orders drawn for State Aid, 1879, 1964.50 
44 " - 4 for relief rendered under State Aid 



Act of 1879, 


8.00 


By cash 


paid principal on town notes, 


10656.00 


it it 


M 


interest on town notes, 


1392.87 


U hi 


U 


Commonwealth State tax, 


605.00 


t< t. 


it 


44 liquor licenses, 


25.00 


t< u 


U 


bounty of Essex, County tax, 


1975.74 


l( (« 


u 


Discount on taxes, 


' 530.86 


(4 t( 


u 


Abatement of taxes, 


245.57 


U IC 


u 


uncollected taxes, 


# 1160.46 




a 


on hand, 


928.45 




$42,2S3.94 



26 



Town in balance of all Accounts. 

Dr. 

To notes payable, $22,635.00 

Orders drawn and not paid, 1878, 12.95 

" « " " 1879, 126.44 

State Aid allowed and not paid, 48.00 

Balance, 41,710.08 



64,532.47 



Cr. 



By balance in the treasurer's hands, $2088.91 

Amount due from State, for State Aid allowed, 2025.50 
" " from Overseers, farm bills in their 

hands, 286.52 





$4400,93 


By personal property : 




At the Farm, 


$7182.54 


Engine apparatus and houses, 


5000.00 


Hearse, 


600.00 


Furniture and Scales in Town House, 


500.00 


Hay Scales, 


800.00 


Safes fo* Treasurer and Clerk, 


429.00 




$14,511*54 


By Real Estate : 




Farm, 


$16,000.00 


Town House, 


16,000.00 


Woodland in Linebrook, 


100.00 


" at Common Fields, 


65.00 


Turkey Shore Pasture, 


100.00 


Thatch bank at Great Flats, 


200.00 


" at Third Creek, 


75.00 


School Houses, 


12,500.00 



27 



Gravel pit 


near Peatfield's 


80.00 


it <« 


" Grammar School House, 


100.00 


u u 


" J. C. Carlisle's, 


150.00 


u a 


on Mount Pleasant, 


100.00 


u u 


in Candlewood. 


50.00 


Pounds, 




100.00 




845,620.00 



$64,532.47 

The amount of debt against the town February 1, 1879, 
was $23,791.00. The present amount is $22,635.00, a de- 
crease of $1,156.00 

The whole number of inmates at the farm the past year 
was twenty ; the average number nineteen. The present 
number is seventeen. The cost of support, by the usual 
mode of computation, was two dollars and ninety cents per 
week. 

Although we have placed the value of the Farm in the 
inventory at the same price it has been for a great number 
of years, yet we think that the improvements in the build- 
ings, and Farm generally, made within the last two or three 
years, would justify a higher valuation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

NATHANIEL R. FARLEY, ) Selectmen 
EDWARD P. KIMBALL, V of 
EDWARD G. HULL, ) Ipswich. 



28 

Essex, ss. To either of the Constables of the Town of Ips- 
wich, in said County : Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are hereby 
required to notify and warn the legal voters of said town to meet at the 
town house in said town, on Monday, the first day of March, next, at 
nine o'clock A. M., then and there to act on the following articles, viz : 

Article 1. To choose a moderator. 

Art. 2. To choose the necessary town officers, and grant them such 
pay for their services as the town may think proper. 

Art. 3. To raise money for the support of the High and Common 
schools. 

Art. 4. To raise money for the Highways, and determine the man- 
ner of apportioning the same. 

Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may he necessary to defray 
all town charges for the ensuing year. 

art. 6. To see what compensation shall be allowed the Enginemen 
the ensuing year. 

Art. 7. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer to renew 
notes now due. 

Art. 8. To see what Discount, if any, shall be allowed to those per- 
sons who pay their taxes before the prescribed time of payment. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer to hire mon- 
ey in anticipation of the taxes. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will direct the Treasurer to collect inter- 
est on all taxes remaining unpaid after they are due. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will accept the list of Jurors as pre- 
pared and posted by the Selectmen. 

Art. 12. To hear and act on the report of Committees. 

Art. 13. To hear and act on an order of notice from the County Com- 
missioners in relation to a road and bridge from the foot of Green street 
across Ipswich river to Turkey Shore and thence to the Essex road. 

Art. 11. To see what action the town will take in regard to estab- 
lishing evening schools and appropriating money for the same. 

Art. 15. To see if the town will vote to instruct the Selectmen to 
enforce the license law, and appropriate money for that purpose. 

Art. 16. To see it the town will authorize the Selectmen to let the 
public Temperance societies have the use use of the lower town hall for 
their weekly meetings free of expense. 

ART. 17. To see what action the town will take in regard to provid- 
ing a suitable building for the Warren Engine and the new Hose Car- 
riage. 

And you are hereby directed to serve this warrant by publishing the 
same once in the Ipswich Chronicle, and posting up attested copies of 
the same at each of the Meeting Houses, Town House, and ai the 
School House in the North North district, three days at least before the 
time of said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant with your doings 
thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this nineteenth day of February, A. D. 1880. 

NATHANIEL R. FARLEY, ) Selectmen 
EIAYA1M) P. KIMBALL, [ of 

EDWARD G. HULL, J Ipswich. 



REPORT 



or a 



m OF THE TOWN OF IPSWICH, 



IN RELATION TO 



CLAM FLATS AND OTHER TOWN PROPERTY. 



FEINTED BY ORDER Or THE TOWN. 



BOSTON: 

PRINTED BY SAMUEL N. DICKINSON. 
18 4 3. 



DEED TO WINTHROP AND OTHERS. 



" I Masconnomet, Sagamore of Agawam, do by these presents ac- 
knowledge to have received of Mr. John Winthrop the sum of £20, in 
full satisfaction of all the right, property, and claim I have, or ought to 
have, unto all the land, lying and being in the Bay of Agawam, alias 
Ipswich, being so called now by the English, as well as such land, as 
I formerly reserved unto my own use at Chebacco, as also all other 
land, belonging to me in these parts, Mr. Dummer's farm excepted 
only ; and I hereby relinquish all the right and interest I have unto all 
the havens, rivers, creeks, islands, huntings, and fishings, with all the 
woods, swamps, timber, and whatever else is, or may be, in or upon 
the said ground to me belonging : and I do hereby acknowledge to 
have received full satisfaction from the said John Winthrop for all for- 
mer agreements, touching the premises and parts of them ; and I do 
hereby bind myself to make good the aforesaid bargain and sale unto 
the said John Winthrop, his heirs and assigns forever, and to secure 
him against the title and claim of all other Indians and natives what- 
soever. Witness my hand. 

28th of June, 1638. 

Witness hereunto, Masconnomet, 

John Joyliffe, 

James Downing, 

Thomas Caytimore, his $ mark." 

Robert Harding. 



1639, Nov. 5th. Ipswich is required to pay John Winthrop, Jr. the 
£20 which he paid the Sagamore for his right to their land. 






To the Inhabitants of the Town of Ipswich, in legal Town 

Meeting assembled : 

The Committee appointed by the Town, at a Meeting held April 28, 1840, 
in relation to a suit against several citizens of the Town, then pending, 
touching the Clam Flats, and the Committee appointed at a Town 
Meeting, March 15, 1841, to look up Town Property, being the same, 
have attended to the duties of both appointments, and now submit the 
following 

REPORT: 

The committee have viewed, at the request of Edward Harris, a 
piece of land on the lane from the Rowley road to his house, and ad- 
joining land of Nathaniel Lord, as described by a committee of the 
town, in their report April 9, 1824, and claimed by the town, containing 
about sixty-three rods ; also, a piece of land, northerly of his barn, 
standing on the corner of his land, by said lane and road, and bounded 
by said road and his land, formerly a gravel pit belonging to the town, 
and containing, as is supposed, about forty rods, — and would recom- 
mend the sale of said land to said Harris, for the sum of twenty-seven 
dollars, fifty cents, by a deed of quitclaim. 

The committee visited in June, 1841, the gravel pit on Back lane, 
so called, and found by the deed and plan that the town had, by digging, 
trespassed on land of William Conant and George Chadwick, and also 
that the barn of Robert Kimball stood partly on land of the tow T n ; but 
as the town afterward referred the whole subject to the selectmen, the 
committee took no further action thereon. The committee would re- 
commend the sale of the old gravel pit at the northerly end of said 
lane, and bounded by land of Nathaniel Lord, junior, esquire, and 
Aaron Jewett, it being of no use to the town : provided a reasonable 
offer should be made for the same, containing, as by plan, two acres 
and four rods. 

On the same day the committee visited the gravel pit on School 
street, and found by a deed from Samuel Wade, and a plan accom- 
panying the same, the town possessed of a good title, with the boundary 
lines fully marked and defined. Mr. Wade was of opinion that he had 
a right to claim all the soil, or in other words, all that was not gravel, 
as belonging to him ; but, according to the terms of the deed and the 
bargain made with him, as understood at the time by Messrs. John 
Baker, jr. and Joseph Kinsman, who marked out and appraised the 
same, by mutual agreement of parties, when the town made their pur- 
chase, it does not appear that any such right was reserved to him. 

The committee find by examination in relation to the gravel pit 
near the dwelling house formerly of Michael Brown, and now owned 



by Ira Worcester, that the gravel pit pasture is named in the will of 
Jonathan Wade, in 1749 ; and again in his inventory it is said to con- 
tain about twenty-five acres, being valued at £281 5s ; again, in two 
deeds from the heirs of Elizabeth Farley to Aaron Smith and Asa 
Baker, book 152, leaf 252, May 7, 1790 — one acre being expressly 
reserved as belonging to the town ; and again in a deed from Aaron 
Smith to Asa Baker, book 154, leaf 185, April 20, 1792. This last 
deed places the whole estate at the disposal of Asa Baker, with the 
reservation of one acre thereof belonging to the town. In the division 
of Mr. Baker's real estate among his heirs, made at their request by 
Daniel Noyes, Jabez Farley, and Joshua Giddings, esquires, a commit- 
tee appointed for the purpose, and assented to by said heirs, and ac- 
cepted 1814, April 6, the gravel pit belonging to the town is reserved, 
as appears by the following extract from the return of said committee. 
" No. 2. We have set to number two the northerly part of the gravel 
pit lot, containing ten and a half acres, bounded as follows, viz : be- 
ginning at the northwesterly corner thereof at the county road, and 
from thence running easterly, northerly, easterly and southeasterly, by 
land of Nathaniel Wade, esquire, and Aaron Burnham, to land of Asa 
Andrews, esquire, thence running southeasterly by land of said An- 
drews to an ash tree, from thence running westerly on a straight line 
to the county road, and from thence running northerly by the county 
road nineteen rods and twenty-one links ; within the above bounds is 
included a gravel pit containing one acre, which belongs to the town 
of Ipswich; and have appraised this division at $570." The above 
described estate was assigned to Mr. Baker's daughter, Dorcas Brown, 
wife of William Brown, who conveyed the same by deed to George 
Baker, reserving the town's acre, as above, book 203, leaf 100, April 20, 
1814. George Baker conveyed it, April 30, 1830, with the same reser- 
vation, to Michael Brown and wife, book 257, leaf 54. But in the 
next deed of conveyance of the same premises, given by Polly Brown, 
widow of Michael Brown, to Ira Worcester, book 324, leaf 95, the 
committee find a material variation ; it is in these words, " reserving, 
however, all rights of the inhabitants of said Ipswich to dig and take 
gravel from said lot, and reserving also all the rights of said inhabi- 
tants, as secured and granted by the deed of Asa Baker aforesaid \o 
them, book 160, leaf 232." 

The committee proposed to Mr. Worcester to mark out and define 
the lines of the acre belonging to the town ; the proposition was ac- 
cepted, and Mr. Cogswell was employed to survey the same, put down 
stakes and take a plan of the estate, which is herewith submitted. 
Mr. Worcester subsequently withdrew his assent, intimating that he 
would do nothing further in regard to the same. 

The committee would respectfully recommend that an application 
be made by the town to the proper authority for the appointment of a 
committee to set ofF, by metes and bounds, the acre belonging to the 
town, unless the matter can be speedily settled by mutual agreement 
of the parties interested. Any difficulty that may seem to be growing 
out of Mr. Worcester's deed would then be at once and forever put 
at rest. 

The committee have visited the gravel pit on the Topsfield road, 
and find a grant of two rods square to Robert Cross, (now Hobby's,) 
May 3, 1735 ; also a grant to Francis Foster, of 30 feet square, near 



the above, March 3, 1746, (now Miss Wait's ;) also a grant to Rebekah 
Wait, 40 feet front and rear, 24 feet west end, 20 feet east end, April 
3, 1786, (now Mrs. Treadwell's.) No other grants are believed to 
exist in this vicinity. As the above estates respectively improve more 
than their grants, together with John Kimball, junior, the committee 
would recommend that the town allot to each of the granted estates 
such proportion of the land as may seem expedient, leaving the neces- 
sary gang- ways to each and to the gravel pit, free of cost ; and require 
of Mr. Kimball payment of a reasonable consideration for a valuable 
spring which is cut off from the citizens ; and further, that the gravel 
pit be sold to Jacob Brown, as it would be of advantage to his land 
adjoining — all by quit-claim. This arrangement would enable the 
several owners to defend their respective estates, whereas it is be- 
lieved they could not defend under any existing title. 

The committee have viewed the marsh and thatch ground of Joshua 
Giddings, at the north part of Treadwell's island and east of Deep 
hole, so called, and find by a deed from Thomas Boardman to Solomon 
Giddings, April 29, 1783, book 114, leaf 69, and by a deed from Thomas 
Burnham to Joshua Giddings, November 24, 1803, book 197, leaf 67, 
that the said Giddings holds estate bounded south and west on Tread- 
well's island, north, east and south on Ipswich river to Kill creek, so 
called. The above deeds convey the marsh and thatch banks, no 
mention being made of clams or sand. As the commoners held pos- 
session of the clam flats east of Deep hole (as appears by their prose- 
cuting Thomas Spiller, a living witness, for digging there without a 
permit,) as long as they remained a corporation, and then conveyed 
them to the town, it is to be presumed they now belong to the town. 

The committee are unable to find any thing definite in relation to 
Jeffrey's neck, so far as relates to the property of the town therein. 

Up to 1670, the seven men, the commoners, the selectmen, the town, 
and the freemen, all at different times exercised control over it, and 
passed votes and orders as to its care and management. 1639 — Fence 
and gate over Neck creek. 1642 — Labor to stop cattle. 1650 — Fell- 
ing of timber forbidden. 1653 — Forty men ordered out to hoe up 
weeds. 1658 — Liberty granted to Robert Roberts to build a house 
near the spring, the property still to remain in the town. 1662 — Fence 
viewers chosen by commoners and confirmed by the selectmen. 1668 
— Certain cattle ordered from cow commons to Jeffrey's neck. 1709- 
10, March 24 — Col. Samuel Appleton, Capt. William Goodhue~ and 
Mr. Jonathan Wade were appointed a committee of the commoners 
" to divide those parts of the lands formerly voted by the commoners, 
to wit: Jeffrey's neck and thatch banks and common marsh, and every 
ancient commoner and new commoner shall have respective lots on 
the neck and also on the banks and marsh, according to vote — 25, 11, 
1708-9." But no report from that committee appears on the records. 
The clam-houses have, it is believed, stood at Eagle hills, so called, 
for more than seventy years, no rent ever having been paid. It fur- 
ther appears, that in 1767 a committee of the commoners was chosen 
to look up undrawn rights on the neck, and they reported five old and 
sixteen new rights undrawn. Subsequently some rights were granted 
by the commoners. By the report of the above committee, it would 
appear that the report of a committee of the town in 1816, that eleven 
old and twenty-one new rights were undrawn, could not have been cor- 

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rect, unless more lots were laid out after 1767. And here the subject must 
rest, unless the town can hare recourse to the Neck or other records. 

In relation to Plum island., the committee find., as early as 1650 and 
1651, that the seven men order the cutting and disposal of grass. 
1664 — The selectmen order the cutting of grass on Plumb and Grape 
islands. 1664 — The town vote that Plum island, Hog island, and 
Castle neck be divided among such as have rights to commons ac- 
cording to law. 1665, April 10 — The selectmen make report of their 
doings m full as annexed. [See page 11.] It appears by their report 
that the beaches and gali'd hills, or sand knolls, were not allotted or 
granted. But in the course of time deeds were given, extending from 
the bay across to Plum island river, viz : a deed from Stephen Emer- 
son to Ralph Cross. January 3, 1739-40, book 96, leaf 174. Cross held 
under this deed for more than thirty years, when he found himself in 
difficulty with the commoners in relation to the clam flats, in conse- 
quence of which the commoners, January 5. 1767, appointed Major 
John Baker a committee to treat with Mr. Cross, with full power to 
sell and convey, by deed of quit-claim, for a valuable consideration, 
the liats in dispute, which resulted in a conveyance, by such a deed, 
of all the flats conveyed by his former deed from said' Emerson, for 
£4 16s., April 4, 1769, book 126, leaf 274. This appears to have been 
the only difficulty which the commoners ever had as regards any claim 
to their flats ; but it is to be presumed that an attempt was made to 
hold the flats as early as 1669, for, on the petition of inhabitants 
of Ipswich, the general court order that the common law shall be valid 
in relation to lines upon rivers and the sea. unless other bounds are 
given in the deed. This order was but four years after the laying out 
of Plum island, Hog island, and Castle neck, and probably grew out 
of some of the claims of lot-holders : it is further probable, that Ralph 
Cross made his purchase one hundred years after, under this order of 
the general court. As regards the Lower or Stage island farm, the com- 
mittee And by a deed from Jabez Treadwell and wife to Ebenezer Sut- 
ton. April 1, 1793, book 165, leaf 50, no mention is made of Plum island 
river, but several deeds are referred to as describing his bounds, not in 
possession of the committee. In the deed from E. Sutton to Joseph 
Gernsh, February 25, 1616, book 210, leaf 225, Plum island river is 
named. In the deed from Joseph Gerrish to Daniel Lord and Daniel 
Lnmmus, March 20, 1828, book 24^, leaf 14 9, Sutton's deed is referred 
to in describing the estate. The deed from D. Lord and D. Lummus 
to Francis J. Oliver, book 252, leaf 26, is not in possession of the com- 
mittee. The deed from F. J. Oliver to Daniel Dole, September 22, 
1634, book 276, leaf 62, bounds Mr. Dole on Ipswich bay, Ipswich 
river, and Plum island sound, including clam flats and sand banks. 
Thus the town finds itself in the same situation as the commoners 
were, in 1769, and the committee would recommend the same course 
which they pursued, viz : Appoint a committee with full power to treat 
witli Mr. Dole for the sale, for a valuable consideration, of all the sand 
or sand knolls lying between the Rowley line and Bar island head, 
and all the beaches, sands and clam flats in Ipswich river and Plum 
island sound, adjoining Stage and Bar islands, that appear to be in- 
cluded in his deed from F. X Oliver, as above. Sandy point is under- 
stood to have been annually leased by Mr. Dole for several years past. 
A gentleman engaged in transporting sand to Boston during the last 



summer, claimed the exclusive right of taking sand therefrom, under a 
lease from him, and some of our own citizens, who wanted sand, had 
to pay this gentleman two cents a ton for the same. The committee 
are informed that for the year ending March, 1843, Mr. Dole leased 
said Sandy point for two hundred dollars. 

1757 — The commoners voted that Capt. Jonathan Fellows, of Cape 
Ann, have the liberty of all the sand lying in the town of Ipswich, for 
the space of one year, for the sum of two pounds thirteen shillings and 
four pence in money. And the next year after the commoners granted 
all their property to the town, it appears by the town records, April 20, 
1789, that Timothy Bragg, deacon Nathaniel Kimball, John Manning, 
esquire, capt. Daniel Giddings, and Asa Smith were appointed a com- 
mittee to take care of and let out clam flats and sand banks. It thus 
appears that the commoners, and subsequently the town, had exclusive 
control of all the clam flats and sand banks in Ipswich and Plum island 
rivers. 

Your committee would respectfully call the attention of the town to 
the report of a committee made March 2, 1840, in relation to the clam 
flats lying on Essex river. [See page 10.] A plan was taken at that 
time, estimating more than one hundred acres belonging to the town, 
a large part of which was considered good clam ground. It is stated 
by men conversant with the business, that the clams are fast diminish- 
ing in Ipswich and Plum island rivers, while the grounds on Essex 
river are trespassed upon by men from other towns, to the injury of 
Ipswich men engaged in the business. By underbidding, as your com- 
mittee are informed, men from another town supplied nearly the whole 
market with fresh bait during the winter of 1841-'42, reducing the Ips- 
wich supply to less than seventy barrels. 

The committee believe the time has arrived when the town should 
take a decided stand in relation to their clam grounds, and prosecute 
trespassers to the full extent of the law recently enacted for their pro- 
tection. They would here refer the town to their former report, made 
and accepted by the town, March 15, 1841. [See page 8.] Also to 
the above law. [See page 11.] The law suit pending when that re- 
port was made has since been settled by a nonsuit of the plaintifFs, 
which was ordered at the June term of the Court of Common Pleas, 
1841. The costs, amounting to the sum of will, 

when recovered, be paid into the town treasury. 

In conclusion, the committee would remark, that the instructions of 
the town required them, in the discharge of the duties assigned them, 
to search the records of more than two hundred years, and examine 
various ancient grants, orders, decrees, and deeds, and often to confer 
with many of the aged citizens and others, to obtain important facts. 
This consideration, your committee trust, will furnish a sufficient apol- 
ogy for any and all delays, and now ask to be discharged. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

Aaron Wallis, 

Josiah Caldwell, )■ Committee. 
Charles Kimball, 
Ipswich, January 23, 1843. 



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To the Inhabitants of the Town of Ipswich, in legal Town 

Meeting assembled : 

The subscribers, a Committee appointed at a Toivn Meeting held on the 
28th of April last, to take such measures in reference to a pending suit 
against several citizens of the town, and the protection of the Clam 
Flats, as they might think fit, submit the following 

REPORT: 

The Clam Flats appear to have been the property of the commoners 
until they were granted by them to the town on the ninth of Jane, 1788. 
The commoners were the proprietors of the common and undivided 
lands in Ipswich, being all the lands to which individuals had no title. 

In 1638, June 28 — Masconnomet, Sagamore of Agawam, conveyed 
by deed [see p. 2,] to John Winthrop, all his right, property and claim 
unto all the land lying and being in the Bay of Agawam, alias Ipswich, 
including all his right and interest unto all the havens, rivers, creeks, 
islands, huntings and fishings. This purchase was made by Winthrop 
for himself and twelve others, who were the first settlers of this town. 
They were the original commoners, holding all the lands undivided 
which were thus purchased, and they from time to time made grants 
of land to individuals. Persons afterward becoming inhabitants of the 
town by the consent of its freemen, and receiving a grant of land, were 
admitted to be commoners, and had equal rights with others to all the 
common and ungranted lands. Thus this body of proprietors of these 
lands was perpetuated, having a just and undisputed right to all the 
lands in question, and exercising exclusive control over them. They 
were known in law as a body that could sue and be sued, and had the 
same power to maintain all their rights as the owners of property, 
which an individual had. The deed referred to conveyed the havens, 
rivers, creeks, and fishing ground, including of course the clam flats, 
which it appears the commoners owned as they did all other lands not 
specially granted to individuals. They existed as a distinct body until 
October 6, 1788, when their last meeting was held, and they were dis- 
solved, having at this meeting confirmed their grant previously made 
to the town of all their property, real and personal. This grant includ- 
ing the clam flats, which are particularly mentioned, was accepted by 
the town on the twenty-third of June, 1788. The grant is absolute, 
and gives to the town all the powers, privileges and immunities with 
which the commoners were invested. It appears that previously to 
this grant no person was allowed to dig clams without a permit from 
the commoners, and for such permit a fixed price was paid, which in 
1785 was two shillings a barrel, if dug to send to market. Permits 
were sold to persons engaged in the fishing business at a reduced 
price, being one shilling a barrel, as an encouragement to that busi- 
ness. Persons digging without a permit were deemed trespassers, and 
were prosecuted accordingly by a committee of the commoners ap- 
pointed for that purpose, who had the superintendence of the flats. 
Several persons are now living at an advanced age who paid for the 
privilege, some of whom were prosecuted for digging without a permit 
and settled on the best terms they could, no one ever doubting the 



exclusive right of the commoners to the clam flats. Persons not in- 
habitants of the town were not permitted to dig at all. Permits were 
sold to inhabitants only. 

Of late years the flats have been more or less subject to trespassers 
from other towns ; perhaps, indeed, it has always been so to a greater or 
less extent. Many barrels of clams are annually dug by persons .hav- 
ing no right to take them. They come to our flats from various places, 
and our bank, which has never yet failed, most liberally answers their 
drafts, though they do not even consult its directors. Regardless of 
the objections of any of its stockholders who may happen to be pre- 
sent, they take large discounts and thereby diminish its capital ; their 
own banks have failed, or emit only a depreciated and alloyed curren- 
cy, while ours affords one pure and unalloyed, whose value is known 
and appreciated. While theirs would not pass at fifty per cent, dis- 
count in the market, ours has been sought and would go quick at par. 
Intelligent and experienced fishermen give Ipswich hait the preference. 
They know its excellence. It has been sold in Boston at $5 a barrel, 
when Eastern bait could be had at $2,50. Those who come from 
other places to dig our clams have sold them at a reduced price, which 
operates to the disadvantage of citizens of this town engaged in th$ 
same business. 

As some sixty or seventy of our fellow citizens are annually em- 
ployed daring a part of the year in digging clams, and from one thous- 
and to fifteen hundred barrels of bait are annually sent to market from 
this town, and the clams are diminishing, it seemed to your committee 
highly important that the flats should be protected by law, that further 
trespasses might be effectually prevented. The existing laws, though 
intended to prevent depredations, might be and had been evaded by 
persons claiming the right to take clams for their own immediate use 
as fishermen, when in fact no such use was intended. With these 
views your committee deemed it their duty to present a petition to the 
legislature for a law which would answer the purpose. They stated 
that in their opinion the existing laws were evaded, — that it was of 
much importance to the inhabitants of the town that the flats should 
be protected from unauthorized depredations, and that the clams are 
diminishing ; and they asked for a law which would effectually pre- 
vent the destruction of the clams, and give the sole control of the flats 
to the authorities of the town. The standing committee of the legis- 
lature on fisheries, to whom the petition was referred, after deliberate 
consideration, reported a bill as favorable to the town as could be ob- 
tained from them, which bill has become a law ; [see page 11.] and 
your committee are of opinion it will afford the protection required. 

With regard to the suit now pending, no proceedings have been had 
since the appointment of the committee, except to enter an appeal at 
the Court of Common Pleas. The case will come in course for trial, 
if not settled by the parties, at an early day of the March term of the 
Court now sitting at Salem. 

Charles Kimball, \ 
Aaron Wallis, > Committee, 
' Josiah Caldwell, j 

Ipswich, March 15, 1841. 



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To the Inhabitants of the Town of Ipswich, in legal Town 
Meeting assembled, March 2d, 1840. 

The Committee chosen at a legal Town Meeting held in the Court House, 
November 2d, 1839, to ascertain whether the Town is entitled to a cer- 
tain tract of clam flats, lying between flats of Humphrey Lakeman and 
Chebacco and Hog Island rivers, have attended to that business, and 
submit the following 

RE PORT: 

Your committee have viewed said premises, and after measuring off 
one hundred rods from common high water mark, have surveyed said 
flats, and find there are more than one hundred acres of flats remaining 
between said one hundred rods and said rivers, and we should judge 
that nearly one half of said flats is now good clam ground ; and your 
committee believe that all the flats that are more than one hundred 
rods from high water mark, do come under the jurisdiction of the 
town, for by searching the judicial reports we find in the sixth volume 
of the Massachusetts Reports, in the cause of Storer vs. Freeman, 
Parsons C. J., May term, 1810, he says, (page 438) when our ancestors 
emigrated to this country, their first settlements were on harbors, or 
arms of the sea, and commerce was among the earliest objects of their 
attention. For the purposes of commerce wharves erected below high 
water mark were necessary, but the colony was not able to build them 
at the public expense ; to induce persons to erect them, the common 
law of England was altered, by an ordinance providing that the pro- 
prietor of lands adjoining on the sea or salt water should hold to low 
water mark, where the tide does not ebb more than one hundred rods ; 
but not more where the tide ebbs to a greater distance. He further 
says, this ordinance was annulled with the charter, by the authority of 
which it was made ; but from that time to the present an usage has 
prevailed, which now has force as our common law, that the owner of 
lands bounded on the sea or salt water shall hold to low water mark, 
so that he does not hold more than one hundred rods below high water 
mark. 

And in the thirteenth volume of Pickering's Reports, Barker vs. 
Bates, Shaw C. J , October term, 1832, he says, the rule of the Mas- 
sachusetts Colony ordinance of 1641, declaring that in all places upon 
salt water, where the sea ebbs and flows, the proprietors of lands ad- 
joining shall own the shore to low water mark, or to the distance of 
one hundred, if the sea ebbs further than one hundred rods ; though 
never extended to the colony of Plymouth as positive law, is never- 
theless a settled rule of property in every part of the State of Massa- 
chusetts. He further says, and we consider this as applying to the 
shores of the open sea, as well as bays, coves, and rivers ; the lan- 
guage of the colony ordinance being " in all creeks, coves, and other 
places, about and upon salt water, where the sea ebbs and flows." 

And your committee believe and say, that all the flats more than 
one hundred rods from high water mark are under the jurisdiction of 
the town, for the Revised Statutes provide a penalty for any person 
that shall take such shell fish, more than for his family use, and that 
not to exceed one bushel, without a permit from the selectmen, in 



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most of the towns in this Commonwealth, where such shell fish grow, 
and by a subsequent law the law is extended to the town of Ipswich. 

William Conant, \ 
Aaron Wallis, > Committee. 
Robert Kimball, ) 
Ipswich, March 2, 1540. 



AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OP THE SHELL FISHERY IN IPSWICH. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General 
Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows : 

Sect. 1. If any person, not an inhabitant of the town of Ipswich, 
shall dig or take any clams from the flats owned by said town without 
permission first obtained in writing from the selectmen of said town, 
the person so offending shall forfeit, for every bushel of clams, in- 
cluding their shells, so dug or taken, the sum of one dollar, to be 
recovered on complaint before any justice of the peace for the county 
of Essex, to the use of said town. 

Sect. 2. Any vessel, boat, or craft, being in the possession or use 
of any person violating the first section of this act at the time and 
place of such violation, may be seized, detained, and proceeded 
against as is provided in the fourteenth section of the fifty-fifth 
chapter of the Revised Statutes, [as annexed]. [Approved by the 
Governor, March 10, 1841.] 



Sect. 14. If any vessel, boat, or craft, shall be found within the 
limits of any town, and not owned therein, with any oysters on board, 
taken in such town without such permit, or within the limits of any of 
the towns, mentioned in the preceding section, and not owned therein, 
with other shell fish on board, taken in such town without such permit, 
any inhabitant of any town, wherein such vessel, boat, or craft shall 
so be found trespassing, may seize and detain the same, not exceeding 
forty-eight hours, in order that the same, if need be, may, in that time, 
be attached or arrested by due process of law, to satisfy the said fines 
and forfeitures, with costs ; provided, however, that if the owner or 
master of any such vessel, boat or craft, shall, before the prosecution 
is instituted for the same, pay such forfeiture to the treasurer of the 
town, in which the same shall be incurred, such vessel, boat or craft, 
with the effects therein, shall be discharged. 



April 10, 1665. The Selectmen according to the towne order for 
the division of Plum Island, Castle Neck and Hog Island, taking a 
survey of the Inhabitants which according to Law and the s'd order 
have right to any shares of the Comon Lands and considering also 
the estates of the Inhabitants as valued in the last Country rate 
according to the s'd order, Doe find two hundred and three reckoned 
and allowed inhabitants that may have right to the Comons whose 
names or the names of their tenants at present inhabting their lands 
or houses are registered in a paper, whereof according to the order 



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of the towne eight and twenty are to have a double share and 
seventie to have a share and a half, and one hundred and five to 
have a single share, so that the whole number of single shares are 
two hundred and sixty five. 

And having caused the s'd Plum Island, and Castle Neck and 
Hog Island to be surveyed and measured, they have found in the 
whole about eight hundred acres of Marsh and upland besides 
beaches and galld hills, so that the single share will be three acres, 
the share and half four acres and a half, the double share six acres. 

Which they have ordered to be layd out in this manner viz. one 
double share, next two devisions of a share and half, and then three 
single shares, and so to begin again, one double share, two devisions 
of a share and half, and three single shares, and so on, till all the" 
double shares be run out, and then there will remaine fourteen 
devisions of a share and half, and twenty one single shares, which 
shall be layd out in this manner namely, one devision of a share and 
half, and one single share, till all the share and half devisions be layd 
out, and then the seven remaining single shares to be layd out one 
after the other. 

Which divisions being layd out as above s'd, It is ordered they 
shall be shared by lott in this manner, there shall be efght and twenty 
lotts for the deviding of the double shares and seventy lots to be put 
by themselves for the dividing the share and half divisions, and one 
hundred and five lotts put by themselves for the dividing the single 
shares. 

And it is agreed that the beginning of these divisions shall be at 
the upper end of Plum Island next Rowley, and so downwards to 
the Barr, and if the said shares cannot be layd conveniently all the 
breadth of the Island, then the beginning shall be next the Beach and 
so from the upper end next Rowley downe to the Barr, and then begin 
againe at the upper end and so downward, and so again if the shares 
shall be layd in their ranges. The next shall be layd out shall be at 
Castle Neck beginning at the hill and so downward to Wigwam hill 
and the long Marsh, and if it be convenient to lay the shares in two 
ranges, the first shall be next the Pines and the second to begin the 
next Hill, and so downward by the River. The last shall be at Hog 
Island, beginning at the westerly end, and so to the east side thereof, 
and if it be most convenient to be layd in two ranges, the first shall be 
the southerly side, and then to begin again at the westerly end, and to 
divide the Northerly side of the said Island. 

And it is further agreed that Cornet Whipple, Robert Lord, John 
Leighton, and Thomas Lovel, shall take the first opportunity to lay 
out the said in manner aforesaid, which having done and made knowne 
to the Selectmen, the Inhabitants shall forthwith be summoned to 
meete to take up their shares by lott as above s'd, and then those that 
are above appointed to lay out the divisions shall goe upon a day 
appointed, and then to every inhabitant his share or division, and shall 
deliver unto him or them the proportion thereof, he or they paying for 
the laying out so much as shall be appointed by the Selectmen, and 
no inhabitant shall claim right or propriety in or to any share or 
division of the land aforesaid, before he have payd for the thereof 
dividing, but the right of such share shall be and remaine in the towne 
to be disposed of as they shall see cause. 

A true Copy of record. Attest, Eben'r Burn ham, Town Clerk. 



STATEMENT 

OF THE 

SUPERINTENDENT 

OF THE 

IPSWICH POOR FARM. 



Ipswich Poor Farm contains about 330 acres of land. It 
is estimated that there are about 70 acres of English mowing 
and tillage, 130 acres of pasture, and about 36 acres of wood- 
land. The remainder is mostly marsh. Among the town's 
farms in Massachusetts, it ranks the third in size ; and the natu- 
ral soil of it is thought to be equal to that of any other farm in 
the state. Although for many years past but little has been 
done to enrich the soil, or in any way to improve the condition 
of the farm, still it continues to produce good crops. But this is 
no reason why something should not be done to bring it into a 
much higher state of fertility. 

The facilities for doing this are not surpassed on any farm in 
New England. Nearly all the dyked marsh, from two to six 
feet in depth, is a bed of muck or peat, of fresh vegetable origin, 
and rich in its fertilizing qualities. It has been tested, and found 
to be of itself a most nourishing food for plants. But it is much 
improved by being composted with other manures ; as it then 
ferments, destroying all the acids which it contains, and thus be- 
comes a powerful fertilizer. 

Mr. Appleton, a former superintendent upon this town's farm, 
experimented some with it, and he states, that, when composted 
with one third part of barn-yard manure, it answers an excellent 
purpose for a top-dressing on grass lands ; and Mr. Caldwell, who 
has given it a pretty thorough trial for various crops, assures us 
that when composted in equal quantities with barn-yard manure 
it is eqnally as good for the production of a corn crop as unmix- 
ed manure of cattle ; and 1 think that all who have observed hi3 
corn-fields, and compared them with others near to them, are 
fully satisfied of the truth of this statement. I have seen it ap- 



plied to house^plants that were languishing, and it soon restored 
a most beautiful green color, and gave a fresh and vigorous start 
to their growth. It was for this purpose that Mr. Caldwell first 
used it, and discovered its fertilizing qualities. 

Many people suppose this is like the peat of the outside marsh ; 
but in this they are mistaken. That, as is well known, is light 
and spongy, and requires a long time to rot. This has the a\ 
pearance of old barn-yard manure that has been rotted. As was 
very pertinently remarked by Mr. Caldwell, in digging into the 
dyked marsh one is reminded of an old barn-yard, into which 
have been throwu buts of corn-stalks and mulch, which have 
been mixed up with the droppings of cattle, and thoroughly rot- 
ted. The substances of which this muck is composed are so 
completely decayed, that, on being exposed but a short time to 
the action of the frost, and then being thawed and brought to the 
air, it soon crumbles to dust. One interesting thought arises 
from the fact of its being composed of fresh vegetable matter. 
During the time of its formation, the tide could not have flowed 
over it. Hence we infer that the earth must have settled, or the 
sea have risen. 

This marsh is an almost inexhaustible mine of this fertilizing 
substance, and it can be obtained and prepared for use at a very 
small expense. The digging of this does not cost twenty-five 
cents a cord. It has to be hauled but a very short distance, and 
that can be done in the winter, when there is leisure time. Be- 
sides this, there is a considerable amount of mulch brought up 
nearly every year by the high tides. With such abundant 
sources and facilities for obtaining manure, the town's farm might 
be made a model farm, one that would be an honor, not only to* 
the town of Ipswich, but to the state of Massachusetts. And, in 
doinor this, the town need not run themselves in debt. All the 
outlays that it would be necessary to make would prove remu- 
nerative from year to year. But, to accomplish this, a far more 
liberal policy must be pursued than has been heretofore. For 
many years past, the farm has been bankrupt ; and a general dis- 
satisfaction has been felt throughout the town on account of its 
insolvency. But two years ago, a committee was chosen to sell 
the farm ; and it might no doubt have been sold, at a sacrifice of 
one half its value. 

It was often said by sensible men, that the farm can do no bet- 
ter than it has done ; we have had good men for overseers and 
superintendents, and others can do no more than they have done. 
We admit that you may have had good men to fill those offices, 
men that were discreet in the management of their own affairs; 
and an individual might sometimes have been found upon this 



"board, who, if untrammelled by his associates, would have done 
much to have improved the condition of things ; but they have 
not had the moral courage to lay out and pursue a uniform course 
of liberal policy in the management of this farm. There has 
seemed to be an unwillingness on the part of the majority of 
those who have had the management of this concern to make out- 
lays for repairs or improvements, however necessary it might 
have been. Pursuing this course, things must of necessity have 
been running down. 

As an example, we will briefly state a few facts in relation to 
the condition of things at the Ipswich poor farm two years ago. 
At that time, the people at the almshouse were travelling, on 
washing days, seven or eight miles to bring the water for the use 
of the house. The pump at the house was out of repair, and had 
not been used for a long time. The cistern pump in the pau- 
pers' kitchen was entirely worn out and useless. The drain from 
the sink in the other kitchen had become rotten, and fallen in, so 
that the sink water had flowed back into the cistern, and destroy- 
ed the water in that. Of necessity, therefore, most of the water 
used at the house had to be brought from the pump below the 
barn, a distance going and returning of about sixty rods. But 
this is but the first verse of the chapter. The corn-barn was 
settled on to the ground, and was so out of repair that the rats 
had free access to the corn ; and, to speak within the bounds of 
truth, they destroyed more than thirty bushels during that year. 

The condition of the barn-yard was no better. A person un- 
acquainted with its condition, in attempting to pass through it, 
was in danger of being swamped in the deep miry holes that had 
been worn out in the course of time by the cattle. Here many 
a person unconscious of danger had been suddenly submerged in 
filth, and would have willingly paid a high premium for the in- 
surance of his life. A stock of some forty cattle have usually 
been kept in this yard; and, during the wet season of the year, 
these deep miry holes had been worn out, in which cattle were 
often mired, and injured, and sometimes lost. If a cart were 
loaded in these places, no common team could draw it out. Dur- 
ing the last two years, one hundred and thirty cart-loads of stone 
and gravel have been hauled into that yard ; and more is yet 
needed. These are but a few cases among many that might be 
given to show the condition of things there at that time. These 
and many others have all been repaired, and put at least in much 
better order than they were then. With a knowledge of these 
facts, no one need wonder that the farm has not been remunera- 
tive. 

It is a miserable policy that does not make outlays for repairs 



or improvements, when a dollar will either save or gain two. If 
a man puts no money at interest, he cannot expect to receive in- 
terest. If a man refuses to make investments where a hundred 
per cent, profit migbt be realized, he cannot expect to receive the 
benefit of such investments. It is natural for people, when from 
neglect or mismanagement of their business it becomes unprofit- 
able, to feel that thej must curtail their expenses ; and they with* 
hold money from making outlays which with proper management 
would render their business lucrative. Now the man that pur- 
sues this course does not realize that his income is diminished in 
a far greater ratio than his expenses. We have a clear illustra- 
tion of the results of this principle in the management of the Ips- 
wich poor farm for many years past. And I appeal to the peo- 
ple of this town to decide whether this course of policy shall be 
pursued any longer. Have you not already seen enough of the 
shortcomings of your farm ? Are you willing to go on, year af- 
ter year, drawing large sums of money from your treasury to pay 
up the arrearages of this concern? Every one of you who is a 
tax-payer at least has an interest there at stake, and should take 
an active part in promoting that interest. 

But let us for a few moments turn our thoughts to the partic- 
ular branches of farming for which the Ipswich poor farm is best 
adapted. It is naturally a grass farm. The pastures that have 
never received any fertilizing from the hand of man afford abun- 
dant feed for cattle. Some of them, if not fed, would produce a 
large amount of hay. 

STOCK. 

The soil is naturally moist, and is not much affected by drought 
Therefore there is not the liability of the feed being cut short in dry- 
seasons that there is on soils of a different nature. This, of course, is 
favorable for the raising of stock. Although there are a few weeks in 
the early part of summer when the flies on this place are very trouble- 
some to cattle, still they soon get over that trouble, and grow and fat- 
ten exceedingly well. 

A considerable number of cattle might be fattened on this farm ev- 
ery year, and the growth of the remainder of the stock would be an 
item of no small account. If the cattle kept upon this place were of 
the best breed for beef, and a wise course were pursued in turning such 
as were fit at proper times, there is little doubt but that the growing 
and fattening of stock would be a source of considerable profit. When 
a creature has its growth, and is fit for the shambles, it should be sold,, 
and let another take its place. If a yoke of oxen at six years old have 
their growth and are fat, there would be a loss in keeping them two or 
three years longer, or even one ; for another yoke that are younger 
might be put in their place, the probable growth of which would be 
worth thirty dollars in a year. So we see that in keeping a yoke of 



cattle three years after having their growth and being fit for beef, they 
would almost eat themselves up. A man keeping a large stock of cat- 
tle, and uniformly pursuing such a course, would find that in the course 
of time his cattle had eaten his farm up. 

HAY. 

We will now pass along to the hay fields. We find them admirably 
adapted to the growth of the hay crop. It is from this that a far great- 
er amount of profit is to be realized than from any other branch of 
farming upon the town's farm. 

From the unsurpassed facilities which that farm possesses of increas- 
ing to a very high degree the fertility of its soil, which is naturally rich 
and well adapted to grass, it might be made to produce as great an 
amount of hay as you can reasonably desire. Comparatively there is 
but a small amount of labor required in raising a crop of hay, in propor- 
tion to its value. In the course of a very few years, the fields that are 
now in English mowing and tillage might be made to yield, iu a good 
grassjseason, one hundred and fifty tons of English hay. 

FRUIT. 

One other branch of farming, that should receive seme attention 
there, is fruit culture. Fruit trees grow and bear well upon that farm. 
A large number of trees might be set out along the fences on the north- 
ern sides of fields, where the soil is well adapted to the culture of fruit, 
andfthe growth of other crops would not be much encumbered by it. It 
is desirable that such places should be occupied by fruit trees. With 
proper care they would soon return their cost with interest. 

A person intending to set out an orchard should first acquire some 
knowledge of fruit culture, or his labor may prove fruitless. There is 
an example of this on the town's farm. Some ten or twelve years ago, 
an orchard of about one hundred trees was set out upon the richest and 
best spot of land for grass that there is upon that farm. But the ground 
was flat and wet, and without deep draining trees could never flourish 
there. After several years, it was observed that they had scarcely 
grown at all, and they were grafted over again, in order to give a fresh 
start to their growth. But this did not have the desired effect. Nearly 
half of their number are now dead, and the most of the remainder are 
in a dying condition. 

The three branches of farming to which I have in particular called 
your attention are in ray opinion the principal ones from which much 
profit can be realized, under present circumstances ; and I would re- 
commend to those who may hereafter have the management of that 
farm, to direct their attention more particularly to those branches. 
There are other crops, to be sure, that will be raised, in preparing the 
ground for the hay crop. ^ These should receive proper attention. 

DAIRY. 

You probably expect to hear something of dairy farming, especially 
as our subject is of a farm on which grass grows so luxuaiantly. Under 
present circumstances, I think there can be much more made from rais- 



ing and fattening cattle than from a dairy. The first reason I give for 
this opinion is, that there is no place suitable for a dairy. The cellar is 
on the same floor as the kitchen, with only a single door between; and 
in the hot part of the season it is almost of the same temperature. Yon 
might almost as weil set the milk in the attic, and attempt to make but- 
ter there, as in the cellar. There are several other reasons, that might 
be given, for not making this a dairy farm, under existing circum- 
stances. But this is an insuperable one. It might be made a milk 
farm ; but at the present there are objections to that. 

We will now consider some of the advantages which the town's farm 
possesses. We have already spoken of the great advantage that it has 
for obtaining manure. Another is, that it is all at home. It is not, like 
many others, a fragmentary farm; but it all lies in one body ; and the 
labor upon it is considerably facilitated bv the nearness to the house of 
-most of the mowing and tillage, and also of those pastures in which are 
pastured the cattle that are daily driven to and from them. Most of 
the mowing and tillage is within a quarter of a mile of the house. The 
cow pasture is within about that distance, and the ox pasture is within 
a less distance still. These advantages will be appreciated by those 
'who have to travel a mile to their fields, and perhaps twice that dis- 
tance for their teams. Another advantage of this farm is that of good 
^vater on all parts of it. All the pastures are well supplied with this. 
There are several springs in the mowing fields, and the wells at the 
house and barn afford abundance of excellent water. 

I have now given you a brief statement of some of the interesting 
facts of the Ipswich poor farm. During the time that I have been su- 
perintendent there, I have often been surprised by meeting with wor- 
thy citizens from various ; parts of the town who have never been on 
that farm ; and it has been amusing to hear their various opinions ex- 
pressed concerning it. Some think it best to give up farming entirely 
upon it, and turn it all into pasturing. Others think it best to sell the 
grass standing, as the expenses of cutting it, and making and securing 
the hay, are :>o great. Others think it best to sell off half of the land. 
Others think it best to sell most of the land, and such buildings as will 
not be needed for the accommodation of the poor. Others think it best 
to sell the whole concern, and move the poor up to town, so that the 
Scripture -nay be fulfilled which saith, " The poor ye have always with 
you." None of these opinions are no doubt correct; and there may 
have been such a state of things existing there as to justify others ; but 
if there is any farm in Ipswich that can be carried on with profit, I am 
confident that this farm can. These are the circumstances that have 
led me to prepare this statement of facts. And if it has the effect to 
wake up the people of this town to take a more active interest in things 
relating to their poor farm, it will afford me abundant satisfaction for 
all my pains. For many years I had felt that there must have been 
something wrong in the management of this concern ; and it was this 
that induced me to undertake the superintendence ot it. During the 
time that I have superintended this farm, I have labored most assidu- 
•ously for the improvement of it, and for the comfort and happiness of 



the poor, as all. can testify who have been with me ; but I have often 
met with obstacles in my way. Notwithstanding, 1 have persevered in 
my undertaking to the best of my ability ; and I have the satisfaction to 
know that the beginning which I have made, if continued, will soon 
raise this property above a discount. Some hundred cords of dyked 
marsh muck were thrown out last fall, and a very considerable part of 
that will be fit for use the coming spring ; and, had not obstacles been 
thrown in my way, it might all have been fit for use. Besides, some 
twenty-five loads of mulch were hauled into the barn-yard and hog- 
pens, which will increase the amount of manure beyond what has ever 
been made on the place in any one year for a long time past. A very 
large amount can be used for top-dressing upon the mowing ground this 
spring. Now, if this course is followed up for a few years, your farm 
will be greaily increased in productiveness; and you will not need to 
draw yearly upon your treasury a thousand dollars, nor even one, to 
pay up its arrearages. This concern is in your own hands ynce a year,, 
and it lies with you to say whether things shall relapse into their former 
condition, or move onward. 

The selectmen of Ipswich once proposed to sell the town's farm to the 
commissioners who were appointed to select and purchase a place for 
the location of the state almshouse which is established at Tewksbury- 
But they did not listen to that, proposal \ and the place which they se- 
lected in preference to this shows the foolishness of their choice. It 
seems as if this town's farm possessed almost everything desirable to 
render it a fit place for an institution for state paupers. Its being so 
large and so compact ; possessing so rich a soil, with inexhaustible 
sources for obtaining manure j its being isolated from any settlement,, 
and situated so neat the sea shore, and along the Eastern Railroad ; are 
all circumstances which tend to make it a fit and desirable place for the 
location of such an institution. 

THE POOR. 

I will not close my remarks without reference to the poor at the 
almshouse. Whatever may have been the circumstances that have 
brought this unfortunate class of people to their present condition, they 
still deserve our sympathy and our pity. Separated as they are from 
much of the social intercourse of their kindled and friends, their condi- 
tion must be somewhat forlorn. Although, as respects their bodily 
comforts, they are far better provided for than many others, still this is 
not enough. They have other wants to be supplied. If we feel that 
these are all the obligations we owe to them, that if their animal wants 
are supplied our duty to them is performed, we should view them in no 
higher light than the beasts that perish. To be sure, there are some of 
them whose minds are so impaired that they are hardly capable of any 
mental enjoyment. But there are others who keenly feel any neglect 
or disregard in respect to their happiness. Much of the unhappiness of 
such consists in the thought that they.are cut off in a great degree from 
the social enjoyment of their friends, and that neither their present nor 
future welfare is much regarded. Such especially need our warmest 
sympathies. To them kind and soothing words are like the oil of joy, 



8 

and afford them much consolation. When they receive the friendly 
visit of some kind friend, their hearts are made glad, and they are ani- 
mated with new life. But these are not all the duties we owe to this 
unfortunate class of our fellow beings. Because they are objects of 
public charity, and are deprived of much of the social enjoyment of 
others, this is no reason why their spiritual wants should be neglected. 
None need religious teaching more than they ; and none prize it high* 
er, or receive it more gratefully. 

And here it is with regret that I feel constrained to say of those who 
are the chosen spiritual teachers of the people of this town, whose duty 
it is to gather the outcasts of Israel, to heal the broken in heart, and to 
bind up their wounds, that they have been too neglectful of the spirit- 
ual welfare of these persons. From year to year, they have scarcely 
visited that house, to speak a word of consolation to those that are cast 
down, or to offer to them a morsel of the bread of life. But I am glad 
to state that they have not always been without religious instruction. 
A very worthy citizen, who is a religious teacher, officiated as their 
chaplain for more than a year during the time I have been their keep- 
er. Apparently no people could have appreciated the privilege of re- 
ligious instruction more than they. And we have reasou to believe 
that his teachings have produced salutary results upon the minds of 
some, at least, of their number. 

During the last two years, the average njmber of regular paupers at 
the almshouse has been about fourteen. At the present, four of them 
are insane, two of whom are confined to their rooms. Two are idiotic, 
one is blind, and two from the infirmities of age are unable to go about 
the house. Three are over eighty years of age, three between seventy- 
five and eighty ; two are young, and the others are between forty-five 
and seventy years of age. 

During this time, three have died, the respective ages of whom were 
86, 84, and 92. And it is gratifying to say that they pass not away 
without much serious thoughtfulness and anxiety for their future well- 
being. 

To those that remain, I gladly refer you, as the living witnesses of 
the part that I and my family have acted toward them, in respect to 
their comfort and happiness. 

GILBERT CON ANT. 



J. F. Kimball, Printer, Lynn News Office. 



STATEMENT 



OF THE 



XPENSE 



OF BUILDING THE 



NEW ROAD AND BRIDGE, 



IN IPSWICH. 



CONTAINING THE NAME OF EVERY PERSON TO WHOM ANY 
SUM WAS PAID, AND FOR WHAT EACH PAYMENT 
WAS MADE, AS FAR AS CAN BE 
ASCERTAINED. 



PRINTED IN CONFORMITY WITH A VOTE OP THE TOWN, 
Passed at the Annual Meeting, March 17, 1862. 



LYNN: 

KIMBALL & MERRITT, PRINTERS. 
1863. 



STATEMENT. 



To the Inhabitants of the Town of Ipswich : 

Daniel J. Akerman, 2 1-2 days at 75 cents per day, $1 87 

Nathl. Archer, 3 " " u « 2 25 

Lara Aspell, 3 " " " " 2 25 

Warren Averill, for wharfage, 1 79 

Wm. W. Averill, 24 3-4 days, at 75 cents per day, 18 50 

[B-] 

Samuel H. Baker, 8 1-2 days, at 75 cents per day, 6 37 

Stephen Baker, for advertising, selling and collecting 

lumber at New Bridge, " 5 00 

Wm. R. Barton, 2 1-2 days, at 75 cents per day, 1 87 

David Berry, 5 1-2 " with horse team at $1.75 

per day, 9 63 

Abraham H. Bond, 4 days, at .75 cents per day, 3 00 

Benjamin Brown, 6 1-2 " " " " 4 87 

George A. Brown 11 1-2 « " " " 8 62 

Manasseh Brown, 20 5-6 " with horse and ox team 
at S3 per day, $62 50 

Manasseh Brown, one drag, 2 50 65 00 

Walter Brown jr., 8 3-4 days, at 75 cents per day, 6 50 

Wm. G. Brown, team to Rockport, $10 00 

two men and team 3 1-2 days 

at $5 per day, 17 50 

two men and team 1 day, $4, 
man and team 1 1-2 days, $6, 10 00 
man and team 10 1-2 days, 

at $3 per day, 31 50 

two men and two teams 4 1-4 

days, at $6 per day, 25 00 

hauling 2 loads stuff to depot, 
$1 ; use cart and wheels, $3 ; 
man 2 1-2 days, at 75 cents, 
junk and underpinning stones, 
use of cart and wheels, 
another ac't, no bill to be found, 8 75 126 57 



4 


00 


1 


88 


13 


44 


4 


00 


8 


75 



Amount carried forward, $264 09 



18 


69 


5 


62 




37 


91 


52 


2 


62 


2 


19 


195 


92 


12 


25 



Amount brought forward, $264^09 

Win. H. Buruham, use of chain 60 days, 2 00 
Jas. F. Butler, 24 days, at 75 cents per day, 18 00 

5 hours bailing water, at 25 cts., 1 25 19 25 
Isaac Buzzell, 5 days, at 75 cents per day, 3 75 

CO.] 

Cal Calaghan, 49 2-3 days, at 75 cents per day, 37 21 

1 day, wheeling, 1 50 38 71 

Abraham Caldwell, horse, cart and man, 10 7-10 days, 

at SI. 75 per day, 
James Caldwell, 7 1-2 days, at 75 cents per day, 
John Caldwell, 1-2 a day, " " " 

Sylvanus Caldwell, lumber, 
James Capwell, 3 1-2 days, at 75 cents per day, 
Chas. Chapman, horse team 1 1-4 days, at $1.75 per day, 
Charles W. Chapman, blacksmith work, 
Moses Chapman, 5 days, double team, 
Lewis Choate, wharfage on 774 tons of stone, at 

6 cents per ton, 46 44 
treenails, 50 46 94 

Nathaniel Clark, 7 1-2 days, at 75 cents per day, 5 62 

Aaron Cogswell, surveying, plans, profiles and labor 

on bridge, 30,00 

paid out of that sum $6 for 

chainman, leaving him $24 

for his services, 30 00 

E. Cogswell & Son, powder, fuse and brimstone, 39 15 

nails, buckets, chalk & mugs, 8 66 47 81 
Dan'l O. Collins, 24 days, at 75 cents per day, 18 00 

William Collins, 5 1-2 " " " " 4 12 

Patrick Cotter, 5 " " " " 3 75 

John S. Cotton, 7 1-2 " " " « 5 62 

Silas Crane, 2 1-2 " " « " 1 87 

Wm. P. Crane, 5 days at 75, $3.75 ; 2 days at $1.25 ; 6 25 

CD.] 
Thomas D. 11-2 days, at 75 cents per day, 1 12 

Reuben Daniels, blasting rocks 12 days, at $1.50, 18 00 

for labor, (no bill,) 4 56 22 56 

Charles E. Dichinson, 4 1-2 days, at 75 cents per day, 3 37 
George H. Dickinson, 5 " " " " 3 75 

Nathf. A. Dickinson, 27 days, at $1.25 per day, 38 25 

$47.50, (no bill to explain,) 47 50 * #5 75 



Amount carried forward, $943 51 



4 



Amount brought forwattf, $943 51 

Division 631, damage done by blasting rocks, 1 85 

Ignatius Dodge, 6 1-2 days, at 75 cents per day, 4 87 

Leonard Dodge jr., 15 " " " " H- 2S 

R. T. Dod^e, lumber, $18. 62 ; services and expenses, $2o ; 43 62 



Charles Dorr, 1-2 day, at 75 cents per day, 



David F. Dow, 6 
John Doyle, 11 
J. H. Dunnel 



days, " 



t< 



37 
4 50 
8 24 



18 1-2 " ' ; $1.50 
6 1-2" " SI. 75 
1 1-2 " and 2 nights, S4 
pump boxes, 50 cents, 



fixing 



27 75 
11 37 

4 50 

43 62 
3 00 



deduct from bill, 

PEL] 

Eames, Stimpson & Co., 335 tons arch stone, at 

$1.33 per ton, 711 55 
378 tons foundation 

stone, at $1.25, 472 50 
610 tons wharf stone, 

at 70 cents, 427 00 

19 tons shells, at $1.50, 28 50 
326 1-2 ft. cap stones, 

at 50 cts. per foot, 163 25 
1 post, $2.50 ; putting 

up men and horses, 

$1.18; 
drills &c, $4.25 ; half 

rounds and wedges, 

S4.26 ; 
sharpening and use of 

hammers, 
add $20 to bill on ac- 
count of oxen, 



40 62 



68 

51 

00 



20,00 1837 99 



John Egan, 



711-5 days, at 75 cents per day, 



Martin Ehrlecher, 9 

[F.] 

David Fairbanks, 10 1-7 days, at 75 eents per day, 
Moses A. Fellows, 9 " " " 

Henry Forbes, 43 2-3 " " " 
Joseph Fowler, U " " " 



53 30 

6 75 

7 60 
6 75 

32 78 
10 50 



Amount carried forward, 



S3014 50 



Amonnt brought forward, $3014 50 

[GK] 

James Galbraith, 9 days with horse and cart, at 

$1.75 per.day, 15 75 

2 1-2 days with 2 horses and 

cart, at $2.50, 6 25 22 00 
Chas. Giddings, teaming for New Road, (no explanation,) 21 00 

James H. Glover, 5 days, at 75 cents per day, 3 75 

John S. Glover, 4 days at S1.75 ; 1-2 day at 75 cents, 7 37 

George Goodwin, 7 days, at 75 cents per day, 5 25 
S. Goodwin, 13 1-2 d's with horse team, at $1.75, 23 63 

7 days with horse and oxen, at $3, 21 00 44 63 

James W. Goss, 4 days, at 75 cents per day, 3 00 

John W. Gould, 13 " " " " 9 75 

Thomas Gould, 1 " " li " 75 

Thomas I). Gould, 4 1-2 " " " " 3 37 

James H. Grant, 2 1-2 " " u " 1 87 
John Grant, 14 " " $1, u 14 00 
12 1-2 days with ox team>t $2, 25 00 

12 1-2 " at 75 cents per day, 9 38 48 38 

Oliver Grant, 7 1-2 " " " " 5 62 

Moses Graves, 9 " " " " 6 75 

Samuel H. Green, 1 day, with horse team, at $1.75, 1 75 

James Griffin, labor, at 7 shillings per day, 49 34 

PH.] 

Geo. F. Hardy, 15 2-3 days, at 75 cents, 11 75 

11 d's with horse team, at $1.75, 19 24 30 99 
Otis C. Hardy, 16 1-4 days, at 75 cents per day, 13 68 
Reuben H. Hardy, 1 1-2 " " " " 1 12 
Josiah L. Harris, 21 " " " " 15,75 
Nath'l Harris, 14 5-7 days with horse team, at $1.75, 25 87 
Andrew J. Hart, 5 3-4 days, at 75 cts. per day, 4 37 

45 3-4 " " $1 " 45 75 50 12 
Dan'l Haskell jr., 3 " ".$1.50 " 4 50 
half cask cement and teaming, 94 

another ac't, (no bill found,) ^21 41 26 85 

Albert P. Hill, 10 days with horse team, at $1.75, 17 50 
Albert S. Hill, 13 11-13 " at 75 cents, 10 33 

12 1-2 d's with h. team at $1.75, 21 88 32 21 
Gorham F. Hill, 18 1-2 days at 75 Cents, $13.87; 

horse team 1-2 day, 87 cents ; 14 74 

Gorham T. Hill, 22 r and about 5-7 days, at 75 cts. per day, 17 06 

Amount carried forward, $3494 97 



Amount brought forward, $3494 97 
A. Hodgkins, 33 1-4 d's, stone cutting on bridge, at $1.75, 58 19 

Daniel L. Hodgkins, lumber, 91 11 

John Hodgkins, repairs and drags, 16 35 

Otis S. Holmes, 12 days, at 75 cents per day, 9 00 

Jonathan Holt, labor, cutting down trees, 50 

John T. Hovey, 1 day, at 75 cents, 75 

Joseph'Hovey, 8 days with ox team, at $2 per day, 16 00 

Levi L. Howe, 6 days, at 75 cents per day, 4 50 

[J.] 

Eron Janes, 5 days with horse team, at $1.75 per day, 8 75 

Eben W. Jewett, 82 1-4 days, at $1 per day, 82 25 
I. K. Jewett, 82 bags meal, and 9 bags oats, 117 80 

shovel and buckets, 1 74 119 54 
James L. Jewett, 24 days, at 25 cents per day, 6 00 

6 " " 50 u " 3 00 9 00 

John J. Jewett, 25 3-8 days, at 75 cents per day, 19 12 

James P. Jewett, 6 1-2 " " " " 4 87 

John Jewett, 12 " " $1.25 " 15 00 

Leonord T. Jewett, 5 1-2 " " 75 cents " 4 13 
Thomas L. Jewett, 6 days at 75 cents per day, 4 50 

1 day at $1 ; 1 00 

12 days at $1.25 per day, 15 00 20 50 

[KJ 

Andrew Keef,^ 2 1-2 days, at 75 cents per day, 1 88 

Jeremiah Keliher, 8 1-2 " " " " 6 38 

Albert Kimball, 2 1-2 " « " " 1 87 

Benj. Kimball, 18 1-2 " " SI " 18 50 

55 hours at 15 cts. per hour, 

$8.25 ; 5 drags, at $1.75, 17 00 
6 hammer handles, at 17 cts. 

$1.02 ; 2 pick handles, 50 ; 1 52 
wharfage on 138 tons stone, 

at 7 cents per ton, 9 Q6 46 68 

Daniel Kimball, 13 days hauling stone, at $4,23, 54 99 
hauling derrick, rigging, and a 

load of timber, 2 50 

a pair of oxen 4 days, 2 50 

2 days hauling gravel at $3.50, 7 00 QQ 99^ 
Daniel Kimball jr., 4 " days, at 75 cents per day, 3 00 

George Kimball, 2 1-2 « " " " 1 87 

Isaac Kimball, 9 1-2 " " " " 7 12 

Amount carried forward, $4110 32 



Amount brought forward, $4110 32 

"William Kinsman, 26 hours labor, at 10 cents per hour, 2 60 
John Kimball, 13 1-4 days with horse team, at 

$1.75 per da}', 23 19 

4 d's with double team, at $2.50, 10 00 33 19 

Josiah Kimball, labor on New Road, (no bill to be found,) 12 75 

Rufus Knox, 5 days, at 75 cents per day, 3 75 

CL.] 

John P. Lakeman, 5 days with two horse team, at $2.50, 12 50 



Nathaniel H. Lavalette, load of birches, 

John Lawler, 28 9-10 days, at 75 cts., $21.68 ; 5 hours 

bailing, at 25 cents per hour, SI. 25 ; 
Lawrence & Co., stopping grist mill and draw- 
ing off water, 31 d's at $3, 93 00 
rent of shop, S9 ; stone, $6 ; 15 00 
damage to wall, $4 ; paid for 

labor, $10.50; 14 50 

labor, man and horse, 8 75 

Jonathan Leighton, 7 1-2 days, at 75 cents per day, 
Asa Lord, oats, whip-stick, &c, 

Caleb Lord, 2 days, horse and ox team, at $3 per day, 
Edward Lord, 14 1-2 tlays with 2 horse team, at $2.50, 
Ezra "W*. Lord, 5 days, at SI. 75 per day, 
Geo. E. Lord, 7 days with ox and horse team, at $3 
Jos. H. Lord, 2 1-2 d's with h'se & cart, at $1.75, 4 36 
13 d's with ox and h'se t'm, at S3, 39 00 
Daniel Lucy, 26 2-5 days, at 75 cents per day, 

CM.] 

Michael McDonald, 17 . Q -4 days, at 75 cents per day, 
Alex. Mc Jennet, 27 1-2 days at $1.75, 
F. Mitchell, 10 d's with h'se and cart, at §1.75, 17 50 
7 " "2 horse team, at $2.86, 20 00 



hauling Id. sand fm. Turkey Hill, 
2 men and team, short half day, 
Abraham Moore, lumber, 

John Moore, 51 days, at 75 cents per day, 
Richard Moore, 3 " " " " 

Geo. W. Morley, 16 1-2 " " " " 

John Murby, 2 1-2 " " « 

Timothy Murphy, 3 " " " •« 

Luke Murray, 33 " " " " 



75 

75 



3 50 



22 93 



131 25 

5 62 
1 35 

6 00 
36 00 

8 75 
21 00 

43 36 
19 79 



13 30 
48 12 



40 00 

127 11 

38 25 

2 25 

12 37 
i 

2 



87 
25 



24 75 



Amount carried forward, 



84784 93 



Amount brought forward, 84784 93 

[2ST.] 

A. N. Nichols, 1 day. at 50 cents. 50 



CO.] 



Cornelius O'Connell jr., IS 1-2 days, at 75 cents per day, 13 56 
John O'Connell, 4 1-2 « " " « 3 37 

George W. Oris. 5 " " " " 3 75 

[P.] 

John R. Patch. 64 1-2 days, at 81.25 per day, 80 G3 

10 1-2 - : ;; SI ; 4 d's at 75 : 22 50 103 13 

Michael Patch, 1 1-2 " " 75 cents per day, 1 12 

Wm. Peterson. 1 1-2 " « " « 1 12 

Asa F. Perkins, use of wheels 60 d's, at 25 cts., 15 00 

carting wheels home. 50 15 50 

Nathaniel C. Perkins, labor, at 81 per day. 121 38 
Ezekiel Peabody. 7 1-2 days with ox team, at 63 per day. 22 50 
Daniel F. Finder.- 8 1-2 " " horse and 

cart, at 81.75 per day, 14 88 

83.25 in addition, (no bill.) 3 25 18 13 

John Pingree. 77 1-2 days, at 81 per day. 77 50 

Wm. Plummer, 13 " u 75 cents ► « 9 75 

David Poor, 2 « « « 1 50 

David H. Poor, 4 < ; ■ " " 3 00 

CO.] 
Daniel Quill, 26 days, at 75 cents per day, 19 50 

James Quill, 26 " " » " 19 50 

[R.] 
Michael Reddy, 70 13-15 days at 75 cents. 53- 16 

5 hours bailing, at 25 cents, 1 25 54 41 
Patrick Reddy, 9 2-3 days, at 75 cents per day, 7 25 

Edmund Riley, 7 1-2 « « « " 5 62 

Patrick Riley, 4 1-2 « « * « 3 37 

Thos. J. Roberts, carting derricks, &c. to cars, 11 00 
transporting derricks, ce- 
ment and lime, 17 12 
two derricks, and 65 1-2 days 

work, at S5.50 per day, 360 25 
use of large derrick 40 d's, at 

$1.50 per day, 60 00 

use small der'ck 28 d's, at 81. 28 00 

Amount carried forward, $5290 39 



Amount brought forward, $5290 39 

work by M. & L. McNamara, 

46 days, at $1.75, 80 50 

21 casks cement, at $1.35, 28 35 
11 casks lime, at 80 cents, 8 80 

taking care of derricks, 90 20 

teaming derricks, &c, from 

Thatcher's Island to R'kp't, 11 10 
transporting derricks, &c, fm. 

Ipswich to Boston, 14 00 

carting same fm. East'n Dep't, 15 46 



724 68 
deduct fm. gen'l bill, $24.68; 

" McN's board, $21.15 ; 45 93 678 75 
Isaiah Rogers, 25 1-2 days, at $1.25 per day, 31 87 

20 1-2 rt " 75 cts. " 15 37 47 24 

Isaiah A. Rogers, 8 1-3 d's, with horse and cart, at $1.75, 14 62 

Joseph Ross, services on New Road, 15 00 
Win. P. Ross, 13 1-2 days at 50 cents, $6.75 ; 27 1-2 

days at 75 cents, $20.62 ; 27 37 

Andrew Russell, 24 3-4 days, at 75 cents per day, 18 5(i 

Daniel S. Russell, 9 1-2 days with horse team, at $1.75, 16 63 

David Russell, 9 1-2 days with horse and ox team, at $3, 28 50 

Edward W. Russell, 17 days, at 75 cents per day, 12 75 
Foster Russell, 100 days at $1.50, $150 ; lum- 
ber, $31.31 ; 181 31 
121 lbs. nails, at 4 cents, 4 84 

5 lbs. wrought nails, at 10 cts., 50 186 65 

George Russell, lime and cement, 5 12 

John Russell, 3 1-2 days, at 75 cents per day, 1 75 

Nathaniel A. Rust, 1 " " " " 75 

Dan'l R. Rutherford, 8 4 < " " « 6 00 

CS.] 
Jacob SafFord, 4 days with horse team, at $1.75 ; 3 1-3 

days at 75 cents ; 9 50 
James SafFord, labor at different prices, some by the 

day and some by the hour, 5 25 

James and Jacob SafFord, 10 days, at 75 cents per day, 7 50 

Henry Sayward, 1 day at 75 cents ; cutting trees, 50 cts. ; 1 25 

Oliver T. Sawyer, 33 1-4 days, at $3 per day, 99 75 

Jas. Scott, 15 days at 75 cts., $11.92 ; 80 days at $1, $80 ; 91 92 



Amount carried forward, $6565 25 



10 

Amount brought forward, $6565 25 

James Seott jr., 9 days, at 50 cents;per day, 4 50 
John Shatswell, horse, cart and man, 2 days, horse 

alone 3 days, 8 00 

George W. Sherburne, 1 day at 75 cents, 75 
John Sherburne, 14 days, horse team, at $1.75, 24 50 

12 « himself, at $1.50, 18 00 

9 lbs. drills & wedges, at 25 cts., 2 25 

labor at $1.50 per day ; with 

horse, at $1.75 per day ; 48 33 93 08 

Peter Shortell, 37 1-2 days, at $2 per day, 75 00 

John H. Smith, 5 " " 75 cts. " 3 75 

John Smith, 27 3-4. " with horse team, at $.175, 48 62 

Joseph Smith, 24 5-7 ' <• " " u 43 25 

Obed Smith, 11 " at 50 cents per day, 5 50 

W. & B. H. Smith, blacksmith work, 11 44 

David Spiller, frieght on lumber, 19 25 

William Spofford, 2 days, at $1 per day, 2 00 

John Stalker, teaming gravel, 16 70 

James Staniford, 12 days, at 75 cents per day, 9 00 
Thos. Staniford, 4 1-2 d's with h'se t'm, at $1.75, 7 88 

labor with ox & h'rse t'm, at $3, 39 85 47 73 

William Stevens, 4 1-2 days, at 75 cents per day, 3 37 

William L. Stone, 5 " " " " 3 J75 

[To] 

Jacob B. Tenny, 7 1-2 days with horse team, 

at $1.75 per day, 13 12 

boarding men, 33 84 46 96 

Henry Terhune, 2 1-2 days, at 75 cents per day, 1 87 
Lewis Titcomb, 1-2 day with horse team, at $1.75 per day, 88 

J. Tozer, 5 days at 75 cents per day ; 1 day at $1 ; 4 75 

Joshua Turner, 2 1-2 days, at 75 cents per day, 1 87 

rw.] 

David L. Wade, bill for 1 day's work, at $1.50, (no 

bill for the remainder,) 20 75 

Charles W. Wait, 1 day, at 50 cents, 50 
N. B. Wait, 9 " days with horse team, at $1.75,#5 75 

Charles Wellington, 4 " " " " 7 00 

Edward Wheeldin, 2 1-2 " at 75 cents-per day, 1 87 
Thomas Wildes, 103 1-3 days at $1 ; drills, rounds and 

wedges, $2.'50 ; 105 83 

Amount carried forward, $7168 97 





$7168 97 


95 


69 




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00 


• 


16 


76 


121 45 
8 25 
1 13 


r 




2 00 
4 50 

3 75 
63 25 



I 11 

n r A w°n nt brou S bt %Ward, 

Um lj ' ^"comb, powder, steel, &c, 

^ Stone axes, at $3, 
ac't on book of $15.76, (noth- 
ing to show what it was for,) 16 76 
1' rank Willcomb, 11 days, at 75 cents per day, 
Frederic Willcomb, nails, lard oil, &c, 
Henry Willcomb. 4 days, at 50 cents per day, 
Henry P. Willcomb, 6 " " 75 " " 

Wm, S. L. Wilson, 5 " " " " 
V. L. Woods, blacksmith work, 
D. C. Worcester, 9 d's, 1 horse team, at $1.75, 15 75 
22 days, 2 h'se t'm, at $2.50, 
4. $56.25; horse hire, $1 ; 57 25 

use of horse and carriage, and 

expenses to Rockport, 5 87 78 87 

Ira Worcester, 22 d's with horse t'm, at $1.75, 38 50 
16 days labor, at $1.50, 24 00 

77 " " " $125, 96 25 

20 " " " 75 cents, 15 00 

horse, cart & man, and h'se hire, 23 75 
teaming and horse keeping, 11 25 208 75 

Leigh R. Worcester, 4 1-2 days with horse t,m, at $1.75, 7 88 

Town Farm team, as by Annual Tow r n Report for 1862 : 250 00 

Whole amount of expense, $7918 80 

Cr. By am't rec'd from County of Essex, $2500 00 

sales of lumber, and stone on hand, 137 19 2637 19 



Making the actual cost to the Town, $5281 61 



/ 
12 1 

Remarks. 




It is to be regretted that there cannot be a more part 
explanation given of the expenses of the New Road and Bridge ; I 
but, owing to the condition of things connected with them, I find 
H almost a thing impossible to get any nearer to the facts than I 
have. In the first place, there is not a bill to be found for the 
months of June or July, and so of course there can be no 
explanation given except what is derived from the p%-book, 
and that merely gives the name of the person, and the amount 
he is to receive ; and where there are bills it is very puzzling to 
find out anything by them, for some have nothing more than the 
names of the persons and the sums they are to receive, and in 
one instance there was nothing but the surname of the person 
on the bill. Once in a while I could find one that was plain, but 
not very often. If one person had a number of bills, and I 
could get them all together, I could find out something near 
what they meant ; and that was about all the way they could be 
got at, at any rate whatever. I found that the task was much 
greater than I expected it would be before I commenced upon it, 
but I hope I have finally got it so that it can be understood by 
people in general. If it is not, I am very sorry, for it was my 
intention that it should be, though at times I got so perplexed 
that I had a great mind to give it all up, and call it a drawn game. 
But I stuck to it, and I think I have finally conquered, to the 
satisfaction of my constituents. 

LEVI LORD. 
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